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To be eligible for any type of financial aid (including applicants for a Federal Pell Grant and/or a Federal Stafford Loan) a student must:
These requirements must be met prior to the certification of financial aid and/or release of financial aid funds by the aid administrator.
"Satisfactory progress" at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service is defined as the quarterly promotion that entails the passing and completion of all required work during one quarter of studies and successfully promoting to the next quarter as described under the General Policy section of the catalog and the Satisfactory Progress section of the college handbook.
Graduation at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service constitutes the successful completion of the two required quarters of study for the Funeral Director's Program and five quarters for the Associate of Applied Science Program. While most students will complete the Funeral Director's Program in Funeral Service in two consecutive quarters, a maximum of four quarters will be allowed for the completion of all course requirements for graduation. While most students will complete the Associate of Applied Science Program in Funeral Service in five consecutive quarters, a maximum of eight quarters will be allowed for the completion of all course requirements for graduation. During this time the student must be making "satisfactory progress" at all times. Separate periods of enrollment are permitted as long as the satisfactory progress criteria are met.
Pro Rata Refund
If the student terminates or withdraws:
After a first time student exceeds the sixth week, the school's refund policy takes effect.
Stafford Loans (Formerly GSL)
As an undergraduate student at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service, you may be eligible for one of these loans. There are limitations on the amount you may receive which include your financial need, other aid received, outstanding student loan debts, and the time since a previous loan.
To apply for a student loan you may obtain an application from a lender, your state guarantee agency or from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service. The college will also require completion of other forms to determine your financial need. Federal regulations require all student loans be need-based and eligibility for a Pell Grant be determined first.
Since it is a loan, it must be repaid. Student loans will also be reported to credit bureaus. Therefore the student is advised that an adverse credit report may result from failure to comply with the terms of the loan. Loan repayments usually begin a few months after the student graduates or withdraws from the college. A student whose course load falls below half-time status is no longer considered a student for loan purposes. The lender must allow at least five years for loan repayment and may allow more than five years. When a student ceases attending the college, he/she must contact the lender to establish a repayment schedule. The amount of payment depends on the size of the loan. If you are applying for a student loan, remember, the more you borrow, the higher your payments will be. You should ask the lender to advise you of the monthly payments before actually obtaining the loan. Failure to repay the loan (default) permits the guarantee agency and the federal government to take all legal measures to collect the loan. This includes withholding of any future income tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service toward repayment of the debt and the denial of issuance or renewal of a vocational license in your chosen profession.
Federal Pell Grants
The college will send all necessary forms to the veteran's service office at earliest date permitted by regulation prior enrollment, provided the applicant has met all requirements for enrollment and has been approved by the registrar's office. All students attending under the veterans Educational Benefits Program must furnish Form DD 214.
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