Financial Aid News and Updates
Be sure to visit this page to get the latest news and information from the Financial Aid Department. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Financial Aid office at your local campus and they will be happy to assist you!
Dorsey Schools Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students
Information regarding the Dorsey Schools Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund Report – Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students may be accessed by clicking here.
CARES Act Emergency Financial Aid Grants for Dorsey Students
U.S. Secretary of Education announced in March 2020 that funds will be distributed to colleges and universities to provide direct emergency cash grants to college students whose lives and educations have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. The funding is available through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law by the President.
“What’s best for students is at the center of every decision we make,” said Secretary DeVos. “That’s why we prioritized getting funding out the door quickly to college students who need it most. We don’t want unmet financial needs due to the coronavirus to derail their learning.”
The CARES Act provides funds to support postsecondary education students and institutions, to provide cash grants to students for expenses related to disruptions to their educations due to the COVID-19 outbreak, including things like course materials and technology as well as food, housing, health care, and childcare.
A request form will be sent to eligible students to request these need-based grants. Our Campus Support Center will use the information you provide to determine the amount you will receive. Once the completed form has been received, we will begin the process to award and mail a check to you.
New Scholarship Opportunity! – The OMACCS LEADS! Scholarship Program for 2020
The Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools, in cooperation with 22 participating career colleges and schools, is offering more than 135 scholarships. The primary objective of these scholarships is to provide students with the education and training necessary to obtain a job in an Ohio or Michigan business or industry and encourage students to learn more about leadership in their communities. Available scholarships may cover full, one-half tuition, or a specific dollar amount.
Scholarship submissions are due by April 10, 2020 and the winners will be notified no later than May 15, 2020.
For complete details on the scholarship opportunity, including information on how to apply, please view the 2020 LEADS scholarship booklet, scholarship application, and nomination form below.
2019 Tax Information
Dorsey Schools utilizes a vender (ECSI) to generate and mail Form 1098T to our students; the forms will be mailed by January 31st. If a student has not received the form in the mail (after the applicable mailing period has elapsed) students with an ECSI login can retrieve their form from the ECSI website. If you experience difficulty obtaining your Form 1098T, please contact the Financial Aid office at your Dorsey Schools campus location. If you have moved or changed your address, we will ask you to complete a change of address form and return it to your campus.
IRS FORM 1099E
In addition, ECSI will also mail Form 1099E to relevant Dorsey Schools’ students that received a Dorsey Institutional Loan. If you have a question about this form, it should be directed to ECSI. You may contact the Financial Aid office at your Dorsey Schools campus and we can provide you with contact information for ECSI.
IRS FORM W-2
Dorsey School’s Human Resources Office will mail Form W-2 to the students who have earned income from the Federal Work Study Program. Students should contact their direct supervisor if they do not receive their form in the mail after the applicable mailing period has elapsed. Students can also utilize the Paylocity website to retrieve their Form W-2.
Applicants are now being accepted for the Live Your Dream scholarship offered by the Soroptimist International of Oakland County Scholarship. See below some information on this club and a link to their website. We have attached the application, reference form and a checklist for your convenience.
“Soroptimist International of Oakland County is a service club working to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. Our club was founded in 1937. We are part of Soroptimist International of the Americas in 20 countries, 1,300 clubs and 35,000 members. We are part of the Midwestern Region, represented in four districts which are located in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky. Our District III consists of the counties of Oakland, Macomb, Genesse and Wayne.
Once again this year we are offering our Live Your Dream annual award for women who are head of their household. These women must be enrolled in or have been accepted to a vocational/skills training program or an undergraduate degree program. The award amount is once again $1500.00.
Applicants must review Step 1 in the application and must be able to answer affirmative to the eight questions on the attached flyer. All applications that do not comply with the instructions, including the submission of two reference letters will not be considered.’
News Flash: Tax Information
The Federal tax code includes a number of provisions designed to reduce or partially offset the costs of higher education for students and families. Among those are the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit, both designed to help families pay for at least a portion of higher education tuition and fees and related costs.
Many students and their families do not take advantage of these tax credits that could save them thousands of dollars. For more information about these tax credits go to: http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Education-Credits-AOTC-LLC
Federal Student Aid Resources
- 8 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSA
- Why You Should Fill Out the FAFSA ASAP
- When I fill out the FAFSA… Am I Dependent or Independent
- Don’t Get Scammed on Your Way To College – Avoid Financial Aid Fraud
- Questions and Answers – Federal Student Aid and Homeless Youth
- What’s an FSA ID and Why Do I Need One?
- Who Is My “Parent” When I Fill Out the FAFSA?
Early FAFSA Filing and Prior Year Tax Update
Please select the link here to see this new information to help with your financial aid application process: Early FAFSA Filing and Prior Year Tax Update
NOTICE: IRS Warning of a “Federal Student Tax” Scam
Scholarship Deadline is Approaching!
The deadline date of October 15th 2016 for submitting an application for a Dorsey scholarship is quickly approaching. To apply, click the scholarship of your choice below to print the application form. Turn in the completed application to your campus Financial Aid or Administration office.
If you have any questions, visit your campus Financial Aid office.
Looking for Additional Information?
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