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2012-2013 Financial Aid Verification and Tax Return Transcripts

Each year the Department of Education randomly selects roughly a third of our financial aid applicants for verification. Verification is a review process wherein our Financial Aid Office collects additional documentation to confirm the information you reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students selected for verification will receive a notification letter from the the College of…

Advisement Day Approaches (Queue Inspirational Music)

Sometimes you have to take a stand and show the universe who’s boss.  We may not have control over rising gas prices, the weather, or the staggering amount of coffee one might require to successfully cope with the world before noon ( I maintain that this is beyond my control), but surely there are occasions, however infrequent, when we prove…

Prospective Freshmen and Transfer Award Letters Going Out!

No one, but NO ONE collates and stuffs envelopes like our financial aid work-study students.  Forget about it.  In a John Henry-esque battle between our work-study students and some towering, ominously chugging Xerox machine (think Smoke Monster from Lost),  with each side collating at a feverish, superhuman pace, I have no doubt that our students would reign victorious (and hopefully…

It’s Finally Here . . . Financial Aid Awareness Month!

Turns out February is brimming with causes to champion, figures to celebrate, and events to attend.  A certain weather-prognosticating rodent, a winged, arrow-wielding emissary of affection and a couple of dead presidents’ birthdays get most of the press, which is a shame because they divert our national attention from such solemn and consequential observances as National Grapefruit Month, International Dog…

Financial Aid Refund Checks Coming Soon!

The eagerly awaited disbursement of financial aid refunds is upon us!  The first round of financial aid refund checks will be available this Friday, January 27th.  This is a heady time of dizzying highs and bitter lows, depending on whether students’ hopes of finding a refund check waiting for them at the Bursar are realized or dashed.  Well, maybe it…