All students applying for Federal Financial Aid must apply using the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). This form is used to determine financial aid eligibility. You must submit the FAFSA by filling out the application on the Web. Submission of the application is sent directly by the student to the federal processor.
Federal regulations (34 CFR 668, Subpart E) require Title IV institutions to verify the information and data submitted by FAFSA filers. However, in accordance to federal regulations, Ukiah Adult School is authorized, and will, verify all students.
Information and forms requested during Verification generally includes, but is not limited to, the following: evidence of tax return, either a tax return transcript from the IRS or use of the data retrieval tool on the FAFSA, proof of citizenship or legal residency, Social Security card, signed statement indicating untaxed income and benefits, SNAP benefits, child support, identity and educational purpose, and verification of high school graduation.
How Much Money is Each Cost of Living Disbursement?
There are several variables that affect the size of each disbursement a student receives to assist with their cost of living, including:
- How much money the student qualifies for in a Pell Grant.
- How much money the program qualifies for in a Pell Grant (Programs less than 900 hours do not qualify for full Pell Grant awards)
- How much of the program a student has completed
Federal rules state that we can disburse no more than 50% of the total Pell Grant until a student has completed at least 50% of the hours and 50% of the weeks of a program.
Because of these variables, and federal rules, students usually receive less money early in their program (before they have completed the required 50% of hours and weeks), as they often have promissory notes to pay off with their Pell Grants.
Students will often receive larger disbursements after completing 50% of their hours and weeks, due to the fact that they won't receive a disbursement at the end of their last session.
Ukiah Adult School recognizes that disbursements can get complex, and we are more than willing to explain our exact calculations to those interested.
How do students receive disbursements?
Students receiving a Pell Grant in excess of tuition owed will have a check mailed to them from the Ukiah Unified School District Business Office within 14 days of the disbursement of funds from the Federal Government to the Ukiah Unified Business Office.
|WITHDRAWALS, OFFICIAL AND UNOFFICIAL
The goal of Ukiah Adult School’s Vocational Nursing Program is to graduate 100% of the students who begin each class. Faculty and staff are here to assist students in any way they can, and interventions are available for counseling, tutoring, tips on time management, and any other service staff can provide to assist students to successfully reach their goals and join the nursing profession.
Unfortunately, life becomes complicated and occasionally a student finds that he or she must drop out of the program. It is very important for Ukiah Adult School to confirm that every effort has been expended in an attempt to retain the student in the program. A student having to withdraw from the program must complete a Student Withdrawal Form and meet with the Director of Nursing and Adult School administrator. The reason for withdrawal must be documented by the school. If the circumstances are temporary and the student is in good standing, readmission in the next class can be considered.
All students wishing to withdraw from school may be responsible for returning unused Title IV funds. An official withdrawal may be submitted to the Program Director using the Application for Official Withdrawal. The last date of attendance will be used to calculate unofficial withdrawals. Unofficial withdrawal occurs when a student fails to attend for ten (10) consecutive school days.
Ukiah Adult School has established a fair and equitable refund policy for the refund of tuition, fees, or other charges in the event a class is cancelled or if a student decides not to enroll or does not complete the period of enrollment for which the student has been charged. This policy uniformly applies to all nursing students.
If Ukiah Adult School cancels a class before it begins, 100% of all tuition and fees collected in advance of the start date of the program will be refunded within 45 days.
Students who have not visited the school facility will have an opportunity to withdraw without penalty within the first three days of class.
If a student familiar with the facility withdraws from the program before the first day of class, 100% of any tuition or fees collected will be refunded, less the nonrefundable application fee of $50.
If a student withdraws or is terminated from the program after class begins, tuition and fees will be refunded on a pro-rated basis determined by the number of days of theory and clinical instruction remaining in the semester of withdrawal or termination. The cost of materials and services such as, but not limited to, books, liability insurance, and name tags will not be refunded.
Refunds will be made within 45 days of the last day of attendance by the student or within 45 days from the date the student is terminated or withdrawal has been determined by the school.
|2021-2022 High School Completion Status
Name of student: ______________________________ Student’s SS#: ______________________________
The student must provide to the school one of the following documents that indicates the student’s high school completion status when the student will begin college in 2021-2022:
- A copy of the student’s high school diploma.
- For students who completed secondary education in a foreign country, a copy of the “secondary school leaving certificate” or other similar document.
- A copy of the student’s final official high school transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded.
- A copy of the student’s General Educational Development (GED) certificate or GED transcript.
- An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree.
- If State law requires a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for home school (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a copy of that credential.
- If State law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a secondary school completion credential for home school (other than a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent), a transcript or the equivalent, signed by the student's parent or guardian, that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a home school setting.
Certification and Signature
The authorized institutional official signing below certifies that all of the information reported is complete and correct. The authorized institutional official verifies that the student has provided one of the acceptable High School completion documents as outlined above and that the institution has and will maintain a copy in the student’s file.
WARNING: If you purposely give false or misleading information you may be fined, be sentenced to jail, or both.
Signature of authorized institutional official: _______________________________________
Printed name of authorized institutional official: ____________________________________
Name of Institution: _________________________________________________________
PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD A COPY OF THE HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION DOCUMENTS TO THE BOSTON EDUCATIONAL NETWORK SINCE IT IS THE SCHOOL’S RESPONSIBILITY TO VALIDATE THE HIGH SCHOOL CREDENTIALS.
|2021-2022 Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose
Student Name: _______________________________________________________________________
Name of Postsecondary Educational Institution: _____________________________________________
The authorized school official verifies that the student has appeared in person to verify his or her identity by presenting a valid, unexpired government-issued photo identification (ID), such as, but not limited to, a driver’s license, other state-issued ID, or passport. The authorized school official also verifies that the institution has and will maintain a copy of the student’s photo ID that is annotated with the date it was received and the name of the official at the institution authorized to collect the student’s ID.
PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD A COPY OF THE ANNOTATED STUDENT ID TO THE BOSTON EDUCATIONAL NETWORK SINCE BEN CAN NOT VALIDATE.
Certification and Signature
The authorized institutional official signing below certifies that all of the information reported is complete and correct.
WARNING: If you purposely give false or misleading information you may be fined, be sentenced to jail, or both.
Signature of authorized institutional official: _______________________________________________
Printed name of authorized institutional official: ____________________________________________
In addition, the student must sign, in the presence of the institutional official, the following:
Statement of Educational Purpose
I certify that I ______________________________________ am the individual signing this
(Print Student’s Name)
Statement of Educational Purpose and that the federal student financial assistance.
I may receive will only be used for educational purposes and to pay the cost of attending
_________________________________________________ for 2021-2022.
(Name of Postsecondary Educational Institution)
Student’s Signature Date
Student’s Printed Name Student’s SS#
|CLERY ACT AND
CAMPUS SECURITY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is the primary goal of Ukiah Adult School to provide adequate, safe, clean, and healthy facilities conducive to enhancing excellent learning and working environments for our staff, students, and guests. Policies and procedures are in place to reduce emergency situations and accidents and to respond appropriately if they arise.
Ukiah Adult School maintains safety measures at the site for the benefit of students and staff, with the following required: The school is alarmed by an independent security company to insure appropriate and safe use of facilities. Fire extinguishers and first aid kits are in each classroom. Fire safety procedures and escape plans are posted in the classrooms and offices, and fire extinguishers are inspected annually. Fire drills take place once a month. Policies regarding smoking and tobacco use, alcohol and drug use, weapons, dress codes, sexual harassment, and a uniform complaint procedure are in place. A direct line to the police department is maintained in the office. An intercom system enhances communication to every room. The custodian conducts a monthly safety check for the entire facility. Restrooms are maintained and resupplied daily. A disaster/school safety plan is in place. The parking lot is well lit and close to classrooms and the office. Ukiah Adult School fills out a Ukiah Unified School District Report of Hazard or Safety Issue form if there is a safety issue the maintenance department needs to rectify. Imminent hazards or concerns are addressed immediately.
Students in the Vocational Nursing program are covered under the district Workers’ Compensation program. Instructions in the student handbook outline the procedures in case an employee or student is injured or sick. A Report of Incident form must be completed immediately, as well as a Report of Accident for Workers’ Compensation. Directions are specific for seeking care either at Job Care or the Emergency Room. All copies of forms are sent to the district risk manager. Any actions necessary will be employed to insure any injury is addressed immediately, and that the welfare of the staff or student is foremost in all decisions.
In accordance with Federal regulations (34 CFR 668.41 (e)) and the Clery Act
, Ukiah Adult School will annually furnish the Campus Safety and Security Report, and all students may access the report located in the Financial Aid Business Office.
|FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
Ukiah Adult School provides Federal Student Aid opportunities in the form of Pell Grants for those who qualify.
All students who apply for student aid must use the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). This form must be used to determine financial aid eligibility.
First time FAFSA filers should first register for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at www.pin.ed.gov
Students should go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
to fill out the FAFSA form. Ukiah Adult School’s Federal School Code is 042081. It is very important to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) to transfer tax information directly from the IRS to your application to minimize the need to provide federal tax return transcripts. Do not change any information after using the DRT. It is possible to go to your FAFSA record and submit a corrected FAFSA using the DRT if you haven’t already. Once the application is complete, the information is sent directly to the school if the correct Federal School Code is used. Students should be sure to print their Student Aid Report (SAR) to view their eligibility.
As a part of the Financial Aid Process, a student may be selected for verification, which is usually a random selection by the federal processor. Ukiah Adult School may also select additional files to verify. If selected for verification, it means that documents will be requested and a verification worksheet completed to verify certain information supplied on the FAFSA form is correct. No aid will be disbursed until the verification process is complete. It is a federal crime to falsify any information on the FAFSA and any determination that deliberate tampering with FAFSA information occurred will be referred to the Office of the Inspector General.
Any Student who receives financial aid and then withdraws or is removed from the program for any reason may have to repay any financial aid received. Ukiah Adult School will determine if funds need to be returned and notify the student by mail within 30 days of the withdrawal date. The student will have 45 days from the date of the notice to return funds. Failure to return funds will result in notification of overpayment to the Department of Education via the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
There are also some community resources for financial aid for those who qualify.