Financial aid can be an alphabet soup of acronyms like FAFSA, SAR, SAP and EFC and technical terminology. It is almost like speaking a foreign language. This glossary defines the terms and acronyms that are most frequently used in student financial aid.
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Borrowers with an adverse credit history are ineligible for the Federal PLUS loan. An adverse credit history occurs when the borrower has a current delinquency of 90 or more days on more than $2,085 in total debt, the borrower had more than $2,085 in total debt in collections or charged off in the two years preceding the date of the credit report or certain derogatory events (e.g., bankruptcy discharge, default determination, repossession, foreclosure, tax lien, wage garnishment or the write-off of Title IV federal education loan debt) have occurred within the 5 years before the date of the credit report.
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