Financial Aid Tip of the Month, October 2014
Tips for transferring between
Many college students end up transferring from one school to another. Some students
plan it that way, going to a two-year school to complete their basics, then finishing up at a four-year school. Others find
the school they chose really isn’t the best fit for them, or perhaps family circumstances changed.
KHEAA offers these tips for making sure your transfer goes smoothly.
One thing to do is contact the registrar’s office at your new school to find out what credits and grades you
earned at your current school will transfer.
You should talk with the financial aid office at your
current school to make sure you don’t owe anything or to find out if you get a refund. Also talk with the financial
aid office at your new school to make sure you’ve done everything you need to get funding when you transfer.
If you have more questions about transferring, each college should have a contact person
who can answer them.
KHEAA is a public, non-profit agency established
in 1966 to improve students’ access to college. It provides information about financial aid and financial literacy at
no cost to students and parents. It provides the ThinkAhead Net Price Calculator to universities and colleges. The calculator,
available on a school’s website, lets students and parents determine their out-of-pocket costs for attending that school.
KHEAA also helps colleges manage their student loan default rates and verify information submitted on the FAFSA.
In addition, KHEAA disburses private Advantage Education Loans on behalf of its sister
agency, KHESLC. For more information about Advantage Education Loans, visit www.kheslc.com.