Financial aid fair unravels mystery of funding college education

What’s a FAFSA? When’s the deadline to apply for financial aid? A Stafford Loan – what’s that? In an effort to help cut through the red tape and answer a myriad of questions from those seeking to finance their college education‚ the Office of Financial Aid is sponsoring the 10th Annual Financial Aid Fair Monday‚ April 10‚ from 10 a.m.−2 p.m. in the Carmichael Student Center; the fair is open to the public.

Georgia (Mar 31, 2006) — What’s a FAFSA? When’s the deadline to apply for financial aid? A Stafford Loan – what’s that? In an effort to help cut through the red tape and answer a myriad of questions from those seeking to finance their college education‚ the Office of Financial Aid is sponsoring the 10th Annual Financial Aid Fair Monday‚ April 10‚ from 10 a.m.−2 p.m. in the Carmichael Student Center; the fair is open to the public.

With the theme‚ “Don’t strike out‚ hit a home run with financial aid‚” the fair will bring together current and perspective students‚ and parents‚ to learn the ABC’s of financial aid and student loans.

“The process of financial aid can be very stressful‚ so this event is meant for the participants to have a good time and feel comfortable about asking questions‚” Mary Fikes‚ student financial aid representative said. “We want to remove the mystery of financial aid and educate everyone about the types of aid available‚ how to apply and how to follow−up.”

Fikes estimated that approximately 60 percent of students attending Kennesaw State receive some type of financial aid.

To get the word out‚ Fikes said that flyers were sent to area high schools‚ as well as posted throughout the campus community. Last year more than 350 people attended the fair. There were will be counselors from the KSU Financial Aid office on hand‚ as well as representatives from university lending partners.

Financial aid trivia games‚ food and door prizes will also be a part of the fair festivities.




 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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