The following information is from the instructions that accompany the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
If a person quits work, generally they are not considered a dislocated worker even if, for example, the person is receiving unemployment benefits. In general, a person is considered a dislocated worker* if they meet one of the following conditions:
- They have lost their job
- They have been laid off or received a lay-off notice from their job
- They are receiving unemployment benefits due to being laid off or losing a job and are unlikely to return to a previous occupation
- They are self-employed but are unemployed due to economic conditions or natural disaster
*As defined in section 101 of the Workforce Investment Act of 1988, 29 U.S.C. 2801
Loyola University New Orleans will require all applicants to document dislocated worker status.Families who can answer "yes" to these questions should contact their financial aid counselor to discuss options available to them.
- Dislocated Worker Questionnaire (This draft is subject to further revision as we receive additional information from the Department of Education)
The federal "simplified needs test" will be used to determine the federal aid eligibility of any applicant who can document their status as a dislocated worker.
- CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy
- U.S. Department of Labor Rapid Response Services for Laid Off Workers
- General Information: Workforce Investment Act - Adults and Dislocated Workers Program
- March 10. 2009 Guidance From the Department of Labor - this letter was sent to state unemployment agencies and other workforce investment systems offices.
- Families impacted by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
- Laid Off and Left Out: America's Workers Deserve Better
- Information on the Workforce Investment Act ("WIA")
- Louisiana Workforce Commission
- Job Training Resources in New Orleans
- Mississippi Department of Employment Security
- Texas Workforce Commission
- Resource Page for Families Impacted by Natural Disasters
- Information for Displaced Homemakers
- Additional Non-Profit Agencies
Outside Scholarship Programs
As a service to our families, we have started a list of "outside" scholarship opportunities for "non-traditional" students.
Managing Your Money During Difficult Times
- The Economic Surival Tips on NEFE's Smart About Money Web site provides information on what you can do if you are out of work and starting to panic. It will show you what steps to take to minimize the money-related aspects of your layoff and prepare to move on to better days ahead.
- The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers information to help consumers make sound financial decisions at every stage of their lives, from childhood to retirement. They have a dedicated page with information on dealing with many difficult situations including unemployment
- Student Financial Aid Options in Challenging Times - information provided by the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance ("LOSFA")
Loan Repayment Issues
With the current economic situation in this country, we understand that some borrowers may be facing challenges in repaying their student loans. Check this resource page for additional information about options available to federal student loan borrowers.
Updated September 8, 2012