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Understanding the DVR Grant Calculator Form

Purpose

To provide an explanation of how calculations are made using the DVR Training Grant.

Rationale

To help counselors and consumers understand:

No Additional Living Expenses

The DVR cost of attendance is the amount of the following items added together if additional living expenses is checked "No":

Additional Living Expenses

The DVR cost of attendance is the amount of the following items added together if additional living expenses is checked "Yes":

DVR Unmet Need

DVR unmet need is calculated by subtracting the Resources/Financial Aids Total from the DVR Cost of Attendance:

Tuition and Fees
Books and Supplies
Transportation
Dependent Care Expenses
+ Other Costs Required
Financial Aid and Family Contribution = DVR Unmet Need

Note: The DVR Training Grant offered typically equals the DVR unmet need, not to exceed $5000.00 per academic school year

Social Security Disability Offset Payments

In addition to the DVR training grant, students receiving SSI/SSDI may also receive a disability offset payment. The disability offset is calculated by first subtracting the total parental contribution plus financial aid, including grants and scholarships, from the DVR cost of attendance to obtain the DVR unmet need. From the DVR unmet need, subtract the total amount of the DVR training grant offered. The result is the total DVR unmet need remaining which is not covered by the DVR training grant, financial aid, or parental contribution. This amount is the SSI/SSDI disability offset.

Total DVR Training Grant Offered + SSI/SSDI Disability Offset = Total DVR Training Grant Offered

DVR Unmet Need / DVR Training Grant Offered = $0, or is less than what consumers require

If the DVR Unmet Need / DVR Training Grant Offered = $0 or is less than what consumers require, consumers can submit an exception request. If the exception request is denied, they should be provided their appeal rights.

Private or Out-of-State School Attendance

Calculations for private or out of state school attendance include:

Graduate School Attendance

Calculations for graduate school attendance include:

Note: When the Training Grant form is marked "Y" for graduate school, the funding for credits is calculated at a higher rate due to the higher costs for graduate school. The formula is weighted to provide a higher funding level for graduate school credits. When you enter any credit amount, the Training Grant amount is will calculate up to $5,000 per academic year.

Last updated July 2018

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