The student financial aid programs at Pivot Point Academy are designed to assist students who would find it difficult to attend without financial assistance.
Pivot Point offers the following types of financial assistance:
Pivot Point is approved by the United States Department of Education to offer the following Title IV programs for post-secondary education to eligible students:
The basis of determining a student’s financial need will be an analysis of the financial status of the student’s and/or the parents’ income. This analysis is accomplished by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) distributed by the U.S. Department of Education.
A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. Generally, Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a Bachelor’s or professional degree. For many students, Pell Grants provide a foundation of financial aid to which other aid may be added.
A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need – that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) – and gives priority to students who qualify for Federal Pell Grants. An FSEOG does not have to be repaid.
*Note: If you receive a Direct Subsidized Loan that is first disbursed between July 1, 2012, and July 1, 2014, you will be responsible for paying any interest that accrues during your grace period. If you choose not to pay the interest that accrues during your grace period, the interest will be added to your principal balance.
Students are encouraged to apply for one type or a combination of the types of financial aid available.
Department of Education – The Student Guide – Federal financial aid information
The Smart Student Guide to Financial Aid – Scholarship search and financial aid information
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) – State grant and scholarship website
FSA ID – Apply for FSA User ID and Password
SFA Ombudsman – Resolve loan disputes and problems
School Codes – Lookup Title IV school codes for FAFSA
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to provide economic relief from COVID-19.
One section of the CARES Act established the Higher Education Emergency Relief fund and awarded money for schools to use for emergency financial aid grants directly to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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