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Financial Aid Forms 2017-2018


Once you have completed the FAFSA application, the CR financial aid office may send you an email requesting additional documents. Please only submit documents that are requested.

Click on the name of the form below to view a PDF version of the form.

Please be aware that turning in forms that are not required may result in longer processing times for your financial aid file! Not sure which forms you need to complete? Login to WebAdvisor and go to the "My Documents" section to see if any documents are required from you at this time.

You may submit documents by mail to: Financial Aid Office, College of the Redwoods, 7351 Tompkins Hill Road, Eureka CA 95501.

You may also submit a PDF of the document by sending an email from your student email account to: finaid@redwoods.edu.

Be sure you need a form before printing. Most students will only complete a few, if any, of the below forms!

Form Description/Information
Dependency Status Review This optional form can be used to document extenuating circumstances regarding a student's dependency status.
Dependency Status Update This optional form can be used to update Dependency Status AFTER a Dependency Status override was approved for a previous year.

California College Promise Grant Application
(formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver)

Use this form to apply for the BOG fee waiver for Fall 2017, Spring 2018 and/or Summer 2018 (for California residents, eligible AB 540 students and eligible AB 1899 students). If you complete the FAFSA application, you are already applying for the BOG fee waiver with that application. Please check webadvisor PRIOR to completing the BOG fee waiver application to see if you have already been awarded a fee waiver. The BOG fee waiver does NOT cover course material or audit fees, books, health fees, or student activity fees. Make sure you check your statement and pay any applicable fees when you register for classes.
California College Promise Grant Loss Appeal Use this form to appeal the loss of California College Promise Grant

(formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver) eligibility due to academic standing.

High School Completion Status This form is required after a FAFSA has been completed if there is a question regarding whether a student has met the Ability to Benefit Requirement of HS Graduation or equivalent. Students will be notified if this form is required.
Academic Program/Ed Goal Change Notification
This form may be required after a FAFSA has been completed to ensure that a student has chosen an eligible academic program and educational goal before they receive financial aid. Students will be notified if this form is required.
Homeless Status Verification This form may be required after a FAFSA has been completed if a student indicated on the FAFSA that they are homeless and that is the only criterion which would make the student Independent (the student would otherwise need to provide parent information on the FAFSA).
Selective Service Form This form may be required after a FAFSA has been completed if a student is male and has not registered for selective service. Students will be notified if this form is required.
Status Information Letter Request Form This form may be required after a FAFSA has been completed if a student is male and has not registered for selective service AND is over 25 years of age. Students will be notified if this form is required.
Direct Loan Application Process and Required Forms for Summer

This link will bring you to the steps required to request a Direct Loan for students

Direct Loan Change Request This link is not currently available.  This form is used to make a change to an original loan request (either to reduce/cancel or increase the original amount requested).
SAP Appeal
 
NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018 SUMMER TERM!
This form may be required if a student failed to meet the minimum Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements of a cummulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and/or successful completion of 67% of units all attempted (UNSAT Appeal) and/or exceeded the unit limit for your academic program (Max Time Frame (MTF) Appeal) and their financial aid has been suspended. SAP status is re-evaluated at the end of each semester, when grades are available. Students will be notified when this form is required.
Unusual Enrollment Activity Appeal This form may be required if a student has demonstrated an unusual enrollment activity over the last three academic years (multiple terms of receiving financial aid and not completing enrollment periods at multiple institutions).
Special Conditions This optional form can be used to request a recalculation of your eligibility for financial aid based on changes in your financial circumstances. The FAFSA application and all other required FA paperwork must be completed and received by CR before this form is submitted to CR. Deadlines: Fall only - October 27, 2017; Spring only or Fall/Spring - March 23, 2018
Parent/Student Federal Tax Documentation-- this is not a form, but documentation may be requested. Tax documentation may be required for students who have been selected for verification.  See information below the forms listing for information about how to get the correct documentation.
Parent Asset Information This form may be required if additional parent income information is being requested. Students will be notified when this form is required.
Student Asset Information This form may be required if additional student income information is being requested. Students will be notified when this form is required.
Bachelor's Degree Confirmation Form This form may be required if there is a need to clarify whether or not the student has earned a bachelor's degree. Students will be notified when this form is required.
Release of Information This optional form can be used to allow consent for release of financial aid information to someone other than the student. Please note that while this form allows for the release of information, it does not require us to provide information to others.

Financial Aid Cancellation Request

This optional form can be used to request a cancellation of all or a portion of your financial aid award(s). Please note that there is another form listed above that is specific to loans. If you wish to reduce/cancel/increase an existing loan request, please use the Direct Loan
Change Request Form.

Cal Grant Summer Disbursement Request This form can be used to request a Cal Grant Summer Disbursement for the Summer 2018 term. Disbursements made during the Summer are deducted from your overall lifetime Cal Grant award eligiblity. Completing this form indicates that you would like to have your eligibility for a Summer award determined, but it does not guarentee a Summer Cal Grant disbursement.

The forms below are verification forms. Students who have been selected for the verification process will be notified about which specific forms that they need to complete (NOT all of the forms). The forms are coded by number and you will need to pay attention to which forms are required for you. Be sure you know which of these forms you need before printing!

Parent/Student Federal Tax Documentation

 Tax documentation may be required for students who have been selected for verification.  This link provides instructions on how to get the required documentation.

17-18 V1BS Verification Form

V1BS - Verification of 2015 Income Information for Student Nontax Filers

17-18 V1BP Verification Form

V1BP - Verification of 2015 Income Information for Parent Nontax Filers

17-18 V1CI Verification Form

V1CI - Number of Household Members and Number in College

(Independent Student)

17-18 V1CD Verification Form

V1CD - Number of Household Members and Number in College

(Dependent Student)

17-18 V2I Verification Form

V2I - Receipt of SNAP Benefits

(Independent Student)

17-18 V2D Verification Form

V2D - Receipt of SNAP Benefits

(Dependent Student)

17-18 V3 Verification Form

V3 - Child Support Paid

17-18 V4A Verification Form

V4A - High School Completion Status

17-18 V4B Verification Form

*****There is no link to this form. Please contact the Financial Aid Office in person, by phone, or email if you are required to complete this form*****

V4B - Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose -- This form must be completed in the presence of a CR staff member or a notary of the public.

17-18 V6I Verification Form

V6I - Verification of 2015 Untaxed Income (Independent Student)

17-18 V6D Verification Form

V6D - Verification 2015 Untaxed Income (Dependent Student)

                                    

HOW DO I VERIFY MY INCOME INFORMATION ?

In addition to completing the verification worksheet form(s) below, students and parents are asked to provide additional documentation.

If the student/parent filed a 2015 Federal Tax Return, there are two ways to document the income information:

One option is to submit a Tax Return Transcript. To obtain a 2015 IRS Tax Return Transcript, go to www.IRS.gov and click on the "Get Transcript of Your Tax Records" link, click "Get Transcript Online" and follow the prompts to "Create an Account." Once logged in, the system will want to know why you are requesting a transcript. Select "Higher Education/Student Aid," then select "2015." (PLEASE NOTE: You must use the exact information you used when filing your 2015 IRS income tax return. For example, if you enter "St" in the Street Address, but you used "Street" on your tax return, it could prevent the IRS from finding your record). Another option for requesting a Tax Return Transcript is to call the IRS at 1-800-908-9946.

Another option (which is only available for the 2017-18 academic year) is to submit a signed copy of your 2015 Federal tax return (IRS 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) as documentation.

 

If the student/parent did not file a 2015 Federal Tax Return, AND is not required to file, IRS W-2 forms are required if the student/parent received W-2(s) from an employer.

 

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT ALL OF MY REQUIRED PAPERWORK?

Financial Aid Staff will review your verification paperwork and may need to make corrections to your FAFSA application to ensure that it is accurate and complete.