Program Director or Chairperson: Susan Lipsmeyer
Program Description: Grossmont College students receive over $11 million
in financial aid each year in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and
work-study. An average of 25% of the student body receives financial aid each
year. Over 11,000 applications for financial aid will be received for the
2004-05 academic year. As enrollment fees continue to increase, there will be an
increasing emphasis on outreach activities to inform the public about the
availability of financial aid. This will lead to greater increases in the number
of students applying for financial aid. By 2010, our applications should reach
15,000. An increase of this magnitude will require 10 additional staff
positions, significant increase in space, and a reengineering of internal
processes with an emphasis on technological solutions.
Activity #1: On-line scholarship application
Expected Benefit: Ease in applying for scholarships and increased
numbers of scholarship applications
Activity #2: Full implementation of on-line financial aid workshop. All
first time financial aid applicants will complete the on-line financial aid
Expected Benefit: Increased awareness of financial aid and the
student's rights and responsibilities in receiving financial aid. Reduction in
the percentages of students who do not make satisfactory progress.
Activity #3: On-line Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Application
Expected Benefit: Greater access to the fee waiver program and
increased numbers of students applying for a fee waiver
Activity #4: Refurnish the front office to maximize space and accommodate
Expected Benefit: Staff satisfaction and more aesthetically
2003 – 2004 Accomplishments
- Implementation of Electronic Fund Transfer of student financial aid checks.
- Implementation of document imaging
- Sent 50% of all student notification letters via email.
- Developed on line Financial Aid course.