CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected to receive the Senior Experience Merit Scholarship.
 
Before we can finalize the processing of your Merit Scholarship it will be necessary for you to review and accept the Terms and Conditions as outlined in the CSU SENIOR EXPERIENCE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT below. Please take the time to read the entire document before indicating your acceptance.
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CSU SENIOR EXPERIENCE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

ACCEPTANCE STATEMENT

 

The following Terms and Conditions apply to the Chicago State University 2014-2015 Senior Experience Merit Scholarship recipients:

Recipients of the Merit Scholarship must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2014-2015 academic year. Please request that Chicago State University (School Code 001694) be sent a copy of the results. The FAFSA can be completed online at www.FAFSA.gov. A recipient must have a completed FAFSA on file and have completed all Verification requirements, if any.
 
The Merit Scholarship covers only up to tuition and mandatory fees. The Scholarship does not cover any required initial deposits, books, application, commitment, late registration, parking, or graduation fees, as well as any distance learning fees or lab fees. Students must be enrolled in a degree seeking program leading to their first Bachelor degree, be enrolled on full-time basis (12 hours, or more) and be in compliance the the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy.
  
If the recipient receives additional financial aid funds from other sources (e.g. other Merit/institutional/outside scholarships, grants, or loans) the funds must be reported to the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right to adjust scholarship awards, or other financial aid awards, including loans, if award recipients receive additional financial aid above the Cost of Attendance.
 
The sum total of a Merit Scholarship and any other Illinois scholarships/grants, including, but not limited to, Illinois Veterans Grant, National Guard, Talent Scholarships, Athletics Tuition Waivers, etc., may not exceed the total of tuition and mandatory fees for any academic period. The Office of Student Financial Aid reserves the right to adjust scholarship/grant awards in such an instance.
 
In order to finalize eligibility for the Merit Scholarship students must complete at least two Life Skills courses which are offered to CSU students courtesy of USA Funds Inc. In order to complete the Life Skills courses, you will need to read and follow the detailed instructions on the web page we have set up for you. You may access that web page by going to http://www.csu.edu/financialaid/lifeskillsspring2015.htm.   Each Life Skills course requires approximately 20 minutes to complete.  Please complete the two  courses at your earliest convenience, but no later than Friday, April 24, 2015.  If you have not completed two Life Skills courses by Friday, April 24, 2015, the Merit Scholarship will be revoked and removed from your student account and you will be responsible for any balance remaining that is owed to the university.  If you need assistance in completing these courses, please contact USA Funds Inc. at 1-800-766-0084.
 
THIS OFFER OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WILL EXPIRE AT 5:00 PM, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015. IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP ACCEPTANCE PROCESS BY THAT TIME AND DATE, THIS OFFER WILL BE WITHDRAWN.

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Now that you have read the Terms and Conditions you should close this web page and you will be taken back to CSU X-press where you may indicate by clicking on the "Accept" button that you have read and understand your responsibilities for maintaining eligibility for the Merit Scholarship. You may then proceed to the Accept Award Offer page (click on the next tab) and view the amount of your Merit Scholarship. Should you decide to accept the Merit Scholarship click on the small pull-down arrow below "Accept Award" (next to the dollar amount), click on "Accept" and finally click on the "Submit Decision" button.