10/18 Study List Filing Deadline
10/8 School of Nursing Doctoral Student Dinner,
5:00 p.m., Fac/Alumni House
11/14 Absolute last day to DROP course (with fee).
Mark your calendars!
See Special OCTOBER Addendum “Scholarships, Grants, and Awards” at the end of this document.Student Financial Services
Fall Quarter Aid Disbursement:
Fall financial aid was disbursed by 9/26/2013. Students must be considered registered (i.e., filed study lists) and have no registration holds before financial aid checks can be released. Furthermore, financial aid cannot be released if any award is left in “pending” status online. We strongly encourage all students to sign up for direct deposit so that financial aid can be deposited directly into your checking or saving account. The process takes approximately two weeks. If you have not signed up yet, please do so at: https://finaid.ucsf.edu/continuing-students/financial-aid-disbursement#When
Deadline to pay Fall Quarter Tuition:
The last day to pay the balance of your fall quarter tuition is 10/2/2013. Please check your billing statement from the Office of the Registrar via the MyAccess Account for details.
Change in the Federal Direct Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS:
Congress recently passed legislation that impacts the Federal Direct Student Loan and Direct Graduate PLUS. HR 1911, the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013, was recently implemented with an effective date of 7/1/2013. Under the new law, interest rates for newly issued Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS will be adjusted each academic year based on the U.S. Treasury 10-year borrowing rate. Furthermore, the rate set for each academic year will be fixed over the life of that loan. Thus, students who borrow a Direct Loan over two years may have different interest rates for each loan. For 2013-14, the interest rate is 5.41% for the Federal Direct Loan and 6.41% for Graduate PLUS, but only for loans first disbursed on or after 7/1/2013 due to the implementation date of this new law. The Student Financial Aid Office recently emailed all students who began 2013-14 with Summer Term and whose summer loans were disbursed prior to 7/1/2013, as interest rates for these loans will remain at the higher percentage (6.8% for Federal Direct Loan; 7.9% for Graduate PLUS) unless they take immediate action. For students whose 2013-14 loans are first disbursed on or after 7/1/2103, no action is required as they will get the two interest rates.
Follow this link for more information:
Satisfactory Academic Requirements:
Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress to receive financial aid. This is a federal requirement. Some of the basic requirements are:
- All masters nursing students must take a minimum of 8 units each quarter for financial aid.
- All doctoral nursing students who have not yet advanced to candidacy must take a minimum of 6 units each quarter for financial aid purposes. Student who have advanced to candidacy are considered to be enrolled full-time regardless of the number of units they are taking.
- Students who are considered half-time are only eligible for a Federal Direct Loan and Graduate PLUS loans. Students who are considered less than half-time are not eligible for federal financial aid.
- All graduate academic/nursing students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
Detail information is available online at:
The Student Financial Aid Office website (http://finaid.ucsf.edu) can also be accessed any time to obtain check disbursement dates, information on the financial aid process at UCSF, download SFSO forms, etc. Our office is located at Millberry Union West Tower, Room #MU-201W. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8a.m. to 5p.m. Students can also contact us by phone (415-476-4181) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).Office of Student Affairs
The 2013-2014 Comprehensive Exam Dates are as follows:
FIRST DAY INSTRUCTION
PAPER TO READERS
Comp Exam Coordinators:
Family Health Care Nursing: Hollinger/Lynch
Community Health Systems Phoenix
Physiological Nursing: GarbezNursing Student Council
How are you adjusting to school? The NSC would like to welcome everyone back with a Noon time social on 10/9 in the Mezzanine. Please join us and enjoy free snacks, drinks and get to know your colleagues. The NSC is here to serve the nursing student needs, please check out our website for ways to become eligible for conference reimbursement and nursing geared event sponsorship-http://nursing.ucsf.edu/student-council-funding.
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Next Meeting: October 16, 2013 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location to be determined-Keep an eye open for the announcement!Scholarships, Grants, and Awards
October 2013Sponsor American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Award AACR-Rosenthal Family Foundation Award Amount $10,000 Deadline 10/10/2013 (receipt 4:00 p.m. EST) Application email@example.com — — Sponsor The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships Amount $25,000 stipend plus research Deadline 10/23/2013 (9:00 p.m. EST) Application firstname.lastname@example.org — — Sponsor Ford Foundation Fellowship Program Award Dissertation Ford Fellowship Program Amount $21,000 Deadline 11/15/2013 (online) Application email@example.com — — Sponsor American Association of University Women (AAUW) Award Dissertation Fellowships Amount $20,000 Deadline 11/15/2013 (online) Application firstname.lastname@example.org — — Sponsor Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Award Novice Research Award Amount $5,000 Deadline 12/1/2013 Application email@example.com — — Sponsor Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award Western Institute of Nursing Research Grant Amount $2,500 Deadline 12/1/2013 (receipt) Application firstname.lastname@example.org — — Sponsor Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award Rosemary Berkel Crisp Research Award Amount $5,000 Deadline 12/1/2013 (receipt) Application email@example.com — — Sponsor Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award Doris Bloch Research Award Amount $5,000 Deadline 12/1/2013 (receipt) Application firstname.lastname@example.org — — Sponsor Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing Award International Small Research Grant Amount $5,000 Deadline 12/1/2013 (receipt) Application email@example.com — — Sponsor NAHN National Association of Hispanic Nurses® Award Hispanic Scholarship for Nurses Amount $2,500 Deadline March Application http://www.nahnnet.org/NAHNScholarships.html