Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 4944 FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant): This federal government program provides need-based grants to low-income college students with the most need, and is administered through the school’s financial aid office. Federal Work-Study Program: A federally-funded, need-based program administered by each school, this program allows students to work on campus in exchange for a portion of their tuition. Financial Aid Counselor: A college or university employee who is involved in the administration of financial aid. Full Time: For GSFC purposes, 12 quarter hours or 15 semester hours is considered full-time enrollment. Full-time status may vary by school. General Educational Development (GED): Classes that can lead to a high school equivalency diploma for adults who did not earn one. Recipients must pass five tests that assess their knowledge of language arts/writing, language arts/reading, social studies, science and math to earn the diploma. Grant: A grant is money given to students for their education. Often based on need, grants may come from federal or state programs, or sometimes from private charitable organizations. A grant does not have to be repaid. Graduate Student: Student who has earned a bachelor’s degree and is working toward a master’s, doctorate or professional degree. Independent Student: Independent students are self-supporting and not financially dependent on their parents. Institutional Aid: Student financial aid administered by the college or proprietary trade school. Interest: A charge for a loan, usually a percentage of the amount borrowed. Internship/Practicum: A program that provides an opportunity to earn academic credits through a planned work experience, usually to learn about a specific career area. IRS Data Retrieval: A tool that allows applicants who have already filed their federal income tax returns to prefill the answers to some questions on their FAFSA by transferring data. ISIR (Institutional Student Information Record): This form contains data results from the FAFSA and is submitted to schools electronically. The ISIR is made available to colleges the student selects on the FAFSA as well as servicers and state agencies that award need-based aid. Major: Primary academic field of study in college. Master’s Degree: A degree that takes at least a year after the bachelor’s to complete. Glossary