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Personal College Financing Plan

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These resources are available to help you plan for the cost of pursuing your education at UWF.

Section 1018 of Public Law 116-315, Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020, adds new requirements for educational institutions participating in the educational assistance programs of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These new provisions became effective June 15, 2021 and apply to Institutions of Higher Learning and Non-College Degree institutions beginning August 1, 2021. Many of the requirements are consistent with the requirements of the Principles of Excellence, currently in Executive Order 13607; however, there are requirements in addition to those embodied in the Principles of Excellence which schools must also satisfy to maintain approval for GI Bill® participation.

Schools must provide financial information to students using benefits under chapter 30, 31, 32, 33, or 35 of title 38,U.S.C.,or chapter 1606 of title 10, U.S.C. with a College Financing Plan (personalized shopping sheet) that contains:

Estimated total cost of the course that includes tuition, fees, books, supplies and any other additional costs.
Estimated cost of living expenses
Amount of costs above that are covered by VA Education Benefits (amount dependent on the eligibility of the student, determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
Other types of federal financial aid, not administered by VA that is offered by the institution, that the individual may be qualified to receive
Other information to facilitate comparison by the individual about aid packages offered by other educational institutions
Estimated amount of student loan debt the individual would have upon graduation
Information regarding job-placement rates for graduates, if available
Information regarding the acceptance of transfer credits including military credits
Requirements for graduation and graduation timeframe
Any additional requirements including training, experience, or examinations that are required to obtain a license, certification or approval for which the course of education prepares the individual
College Financing Plan

The College Financing Plan is available in MyUWF under Financial Aid.

Paying for College

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: Paying for College, where you can compare financial aid offers.

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