If a student fails to repay a student loan on time, the student is in ____________.
Default
The acronym for the amount of money a student and his/her family are expected to pay toward college expenses as determined by the FAFSA, also known as the Expected Family Contribution.
EFC
One of the standardized tests that students generally take junior year of high school that is used by colleges to evaluate an applicant’s academic skills and abilities.
ACT
The type of loan where the U.S. Department of Education does NOT pay the interest while you are in college.
Unsubsidized
The type of loan where the U.S. Department of Education pays the interest while you are in college.
Subsidized
The name of Federal low-interest loans for eligible students to help cover the cost of college or career school (HINT: it starts with the letter "s").
Stafford
Federal loans that parents of undergraduate students can sometimes use to help pay for their child's college or career school.
PLUS
Your primary area of study chosen for college.
Major
The name of the campus office that makes the decision about your acceptance to their school.
Admissions
An area of interest studied at the same time as a major; however, fewer courses are required.
Minor
Federal grant program providing need-based grants to low-income students.
PELL
Type of college degree given if you complete four years of full-time study.
Bachelor
Type of college degree earned if you complete two years of full-time study.
Associate
The acronym for the application that you will fill out your senior year to apply for financial aid.
FAFSA
The person at a college who helps students decide what classes to take, what major to pursue, and that makes sure student have fulfilled all graduation requirements.
Advisor
The acronym for the report that a student receives after their FAFSA is processed. It is the report that is sent to your college, also known as a Student Aid Report.
SAR
The legal document a student loan borrower must sign when he/she receives a loan. This document lists the terms for repayment of the loan, including interest.
Promissory Note
This type of college or university is NOT run by the state and is generally smaller and more expensive.
Private
The office at a college that is in charge of your financial aid, bills, and payments (HINT: It starts with the letter “b”).
Bursar
The total cost to attend college before financial aid, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and other living expenses (Hint: Acronym is “COA”).
Cost of Attendance
A program that allows students to take a part-time campus job as part of their financial aid package.
Work Study
Colleges/universities that are ran and regulated by the state or federal government.
Public
The general term for money you borrow from the government, a bank or another source that need to be paid back, usually over an agreed period of time.
Loan
Generally, a student that is taking more than 12 credit hours of classes is considered to be a _______ student versus part time student.
Fulltime
The period of time following graduation when a student is NOT expected to start paying his/her loans back yet is known as a “______ period.”
Grace
What we wish grew on trees!!
Money
A kind of "gift aid" — financial aid that doesn’t have to be paid back and that is usually awarded based on financial need.
Grant
The name of the official document that your high school guidance counselor will send to your colleges that lists the classes that you have taken and your grades.
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