New Office Policy – Financial Aid Office
Students must present a picture ID when asking questions and submitting documentation to our office. The Financial Aid Office will no longer accept documents via fax or email. To submit any financial aid documents, bring in person or mail to Skyline College, Financial Aid Office, 3300 College Drive, San Bruno CA 94066. If mailing documents, you must include a legible copy of a valid picture I.D. and include name and G-Number on all documents.
Federal Pell Grant Update - Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU)
Learn More about LEU
Effective July 1, 2012 students are now limited to a lifetime maximum Pell Grant of 12 semesters/six years or full time equivalent (600%) at any community college, vocational school or four year/bachelor program. Once you reach the 600% Pell LEU, you will be ineligible for any additional Pell Grants beginning in 2012-13 school year.
What this means for you: You must plan now for your future, especially if you plan to transfer to a four year college to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree. The six year limit is a LIFETIME limit. This regulation is in effect even if you have had an appeal approved for failure to meet academic progress, it supersedes any prior offer of aid/award, and the Department of Education allows for no appeal or exception.
For examples of how Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) is calculated and for further detail please visit the Federal Student Aid website.
Other Major Federal and State Regulatory Changes
As a result of recent legislative changes, you should be aware of a number of new requirements for the federal student aid programs. Some of the changes include:
- Students must have a High School diploma or GED. Passing ATB scores or 6 earned college semester units are NO LONGER accepted to meet this requirement for students beginning a program of study after 7/1/12.
- Students will no longer have the interest on their subsidized loans paid during the 6 month grace period before repayment begins.