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The Monthly Memo

February, 2004

NOTIFICATION LIST PROCESSING

Notification lists will be produced on February 10th, 17th and 24th.

Beginning in March notification lists will be run every other week.

The Academic Excellence notification lists will be produced on February 10th.

CHANGE PENDING FOR NOTIFICATION LISTS

Beginning with the 2004-2005 school year, we are planning to cut back on the number of notification lists. We plan to run lists every week in July and August, and every week in December and January. The other eight months, notification lists will be run every-other week. If you have suggestions or concerns about this, please let me know. I would like feedback about the impact on your offices before we make a final decision! Connie.hutchison@heab.state.wi.us

PROBLEMS WITH CHILD SUPPORT - Work through County and DWD

Please remind affected students that Child Support issues affecting their state financial aid must be corrected by the Bureau of Child Support, which is part of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). We have been working closely and collaboratively with DWD on this issue. HEAB does not do manual changes and corrections for child support on our lists. Students with problems getting financial aid because their name is still on the Child Support Lien Docket should contact their county agency, or contact DWD, Bureau of Child Support directly.

UPDATES
CURRENT THIS TIME
LAST YEAR
WHEG-UW
COMMITTED
SPENT
 
130.47%
96.81%
 
133.78%
86.86%
**This takes into account carry-back of $2.2 million
TIP GRANT
COMMITTED
SPENT
 
135.15%
85.94%
 
132.98%
78.97%
WHEG-WTC
COMMITTED (1/6/04)
SPENT
 
167.89%
92.13%
 
167.89%
76.82%
TUITION GRANT (2/04/04)
COMMITTED
SPENT
 
98.80%
60.76%
 
118.14%
80.99%

WHEG - UW
Effective January 24, 2004 additional WHEG-UW commitments were suspended.

  1. Existing WHEG-UW awards were frozen and will appear on the notification list with a Z report code. File maintenance processed through HEAB or the Federal Processor will not change the WHEG awards reported on your notification list.

  2. WHEG-UW awards will not calculate for new applicants. These students will appear on the notification list with a zero award and a W report code. File maintenance processed through HEAB or the Federal Processor will not change the zero WHEG awards reported on your notification list.

TG
Because of the valiant efforts of Mary Lou and the FAO's of the private colleges, spring awards will not have to be reduced. In December, the committed numbers were such that an across the board cut seemed imminent. Many thanks to WAICU, the FAO's and Mary Lou for working hard to bring the committed numbers down!

Nursing Student Loan:
Schools should submit their 2nd semester voucher request for this program directly to Cindy Lehrman via email at cindy.lehrman@heab.state.wi.us. Voucher requests for this program are run through a special process on Wednesdays. Contact Cindy directly if you have questions.

Minority Retention Grants not committed on 01/31/04 will be re-allocated to other schools that need the funds.

UPCOMING DEADLINES AND EVENTS:

HEAB Board Meeting:

The next Board meeting is scheduled for Friday, February 27th from 9 AM to approximately 12 NOON. The meeting will be held in Senate Hearing Room 201 SE at the State Capitol. The agenda includes:

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order.
  2. Approval of October 24, 2003 Board Meeting Minutes.
  3. Report of the Executive Secretary.
  4. Consideration of Board Reports:
    #04-11 2002-03 Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Program Data INFORMATION
    #04-12 WHEAL Program Status Report for Fiscal Year 2003 INFORMATION
    #04-13 Wisconsin State Student Financial Aid Data for 2002-03 INFORMATION
    #04-14 Status of 2002-03 Applicants and Programs INFORMATION
    #04-15 2004-05 WHEG and WTG Program Formulas DISCUSSION/ACTION

  5. Other Issues:
  6. New Business.
  7. Adjournment.

New HEAB Board Member:
Colleen Bunner
Student Representative for the Wisconsin Technical College System
Gateway Technical College
Colleen's term runs through May 1, 2007. We look forward to meeting Colleen on February 27th, and working with her at upcoming Board meetings!

The next training session will be held Thursday, March 18th. The program begins at 10:00 a.m. and ends no later than 3:00 p.m. It is held at the HEAB offices at 131 W. Wilson St, Suite 902, Madison, WI. We have room for up to 6 people at each session.

If you want to register for a session or need more information, please call Nancy Wilkison at (608) 267-2206 or email her at nancy.wilkison@heab.state.wi.us.

WEBSITE INFORMATION

On our website, look for a new introductory page and updated program descriptions. Please check it out for the most current information, information about upcoming trainings, and other important notices.

 

Questions or concerns? I truly appreciate your feedback. Please contact me:
By phone: (608) 264-6181
By Email: connie.hutchison@heab.state.wi.us
By SnailMail: HEAB
P.O. Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885

 

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