Amber Gilliland, Senior Reporter
Employees in the Financial Aid department sponsored a workshop on March 1 to assist students with applying for college funding.
Financial Aid Program Coordinator Jenifer Tatum began the evening with a brief PowerPoint presentation. This included information about the types of funding available, documents students need to apply for aid and what qualifies students to be considered independent and dependent on their application.
After the presentation, the seven attendees began working on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid and Tatum answered questions.
Planning the workshop was a collaborative effort among multiple departments on campus.
“The Financial Aid workshop idea was a result from several brainstorming sessions among advising, Financial Aid and outreach,” Program Support Supervisor Teresa Buchman said. “We concluded that a Financial Aid workshop with a short presentation and 45 minutes of help in a computer lab would be a better format. This way, we can help students in the various stages of the Financial Aid process.”
Financial Aid workshops are being scheduled in the evening to accommodate parents who want to attend with their child and for students who work during the day, Buchman said.
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