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Did you know that there are deadlines for required financial aid documents?

by The Charger Bulletin | November 20, 2013

By The FEDS

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (www.FAFSA.gov) is due March 1, 2014. Your 2014/2015 FAFSA must be completed online AFTER Jan. 1, 2014!

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) to see if there are any errors or issues regarding your FAFSA. Also, check to see if you’ve been marked for verification, meaning that the Financial Aid Office needs a copy of your 2013 Tax Return Transcript! See Charger Bulletin articles or the financial aid website for more details.

All other required documentation will be listed on your Financial Aid Online Access. To check your financial aid status or if documents were received, go to Matrix and click UNH Financial Aid Online Access: Check your STATUS.

Do not login to Matrix! The direct website address is netpartner.newhaven.edu/NetPartnerStudent.

Been there before? Login using your UNH ID # for “student ID,” or click “Forgot PIN” if you can’t remember your PIN. Never been there before? Click “first time user” and create a PIN after answering a few questions.

Make sure to write down your log in information and share it with your parents!

Use navigation tabs to view missing documents, etc.

Want A Stress Free Summer?

by The Charger Bulletin | April 24, 2013

 Here is a Checklist to Make Sure YOU Have Everything Complete Before the Start of the Fall 2013 Semester!

By THE FEDS

The 2012-2013 academic year has almost ended, and now it’s time to start thinking about summer break! Before you check out, be sure to review the checklist below to make sure you have completed everything necessary to receive financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year.

1.Have you filed your FAFSA yet?

If your answer is no, then your FAFSA is late and you should file it ASAP. The deadline for completion and submission of the FAFSA was March 1st, and now it is almost summer! The longer you wait to send in your FAFSA, the more it will affect your financial aid. So complete it NOW!

2. Have you submitted all the necessary documents?

If your answer is no, then it is important that you submit them ASAP! You can find out what documents you are missing by visiting NetPartner. This website shows students the current status of their financial aid. The deadline for these documents was May 1st, so it is important that you turn them in as soon as you can because it could have a significant effect on the amount of financial aid you receive.

3. Have you registered for classes for the Fall 2013 semester?

If your answer is no, then you must register as soon as possible! Class space will be limited since you are registering late, but if you don’t register soon, your financial aid could be affected.

4. Did you make the right GPA to keep your scholarship?

If your answer is no, there is a way for you to boost your GPA and maintain a 3.0. You can take a summer class, either at the University or any approved community college or university near you. The extra grade, if you do well, will bring up your GPA, help you keep your scholarship, and help you stay in good Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

5. Did you complete the credits necessary for you to stay in good SAP?

If your answer is no, or you’re not sure, then the first thing you should do is talk to the Financial Aid Office to see how your financial aid is going to be affected. If you are lacking the necessary credits, one of your options is to take a summer course and have those credits transferred to the university.

6. Do you want to apply for any outside scholarships?

If your answer is yes, it is important that you check the deadlines for any outside scholarships that you may be interested in. Be sure to complete and submit them on time!

7. Have you made all of your payments yet?

If your answer is no, then it is important that you check your e-pay bill to see if there is an outstanding balance. If you still have payments to make, take care of them immediately! Different ways to settle your payments is to pay it outright, pay through a payment plan set up with financial aid, pay through a private loan or a parent loan, or any outside scholarships you have been awarded.

Once you’ve checked off everything on this list, you’re free to enjoy your summer! If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid Office.

 

What Can Affect Your Financial Aid?

by The Charger Bulletin | March 27, 2013

By The FEDS

Did you know that there are many factors that could affect your financial aid? Some of them can severely affect the amount of aid you receive. It is important to stay informed about your financial aid package and to understand the factors that may have an effect on your award. The following is a list of the most common factors that may affect your financial aid:

•A common factor that affects the amount of financial aid you qualify for is changes on the FAFSA from year to year. Your package may vary from year to year based on the information provided on the FAFSA. Your financial aid package may change if your financial situation changes. Make sure to verify the information on the FAFSA before submitting it, as your financial aid award is largely based on the information you provide.

•All supporting documents must be submitted by their deadlines in order to receive the highest award possible. The FAFSA is due by March 1st of every year, while all supporting documentation is due by May 1st of each year. Check your UNH email and NetPartner accounts to see if you need to submit any other documentation. These are the primary ways the Financial Aid Office will contact you!

•Cumulative GPA (cGPA) also can affect your financial aid. In order to keep any academic scholarships, you must have at least a 3.0cGPA on a 4.0cGPA scale. If you fall below this, you will lose those scholarships for one academic year. If you are able to bring your cGPA back above 3.0 before

the first day of the fall semester, your scholarship may be reinstated. You

MUST inform the Financial Aid Office that your cGPA has changed so we

can verify it and take appropriate action with the scholarship.

•You must also meet the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

in order to obtain any sort of financial aid. You may appeal if you do not meet the SAP requirements of completing the appropriate number of credits, having the correct cGPA for the credits you have attempted or having the correct pace. Pace requires that you earn at least 67% of the credits you have attempted during your entire college career, including transfer credits, summer courses, and intersession courses.

•Full-time status must be kept in order for you to keep your “full-time student” financial aid award. Full-time status is defined as at least 12 credits per semester. If you drop below this, you will be packaged as a part-time student. Part time students do not qualify for merit based scholarships or institutional grants.

•Moving from on-campus housing to off-campus housing will result in a change to your financial aid package because some of the need based funding was awarded

to help cover on-campus room and board charges. You must notify the

Financial Aid office as soon as possible in order to change the award.

All of these common factors could have a direct and dramatic impact on the amount of financial aid you will receive. Check your UNH email and NetPartner accounts often in order to view any changes or necessary documents. Please contact the Financial Aid Office, room 118B in Maxcy Hall, if you believe that one or more of these factors may apply to you. More information can also be found on the Financial Aid Office link on the University of New Haven website. The sooner you notify us, the better!

 

How Do I Fix My Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) problem?

by The Charger Bulletin | March 6, 2013

By The Feds

Do you have bad SAP? Do you want to learn how to fix it? The Financial Aid Office is here to help! SAP stands for Satisfactory Academic Progress. This means that each student must successfully complete a specific number of credits per year, complete a certain percentage of all attempted credits, as well as maintain an appropriate cumulative GPA (cGPA) each year in order to be eligible for ANY type of financial aid.

SAP for a full time day student is defined as successful completion of 24 credits in a single academic year, September to May, while maintaining the correct cGPA and Pace. If you fail to earn the minimum of 12 credits during the fall term, you just have be sure that at the end of the year you have 24 total earned credits. You may need to take an additional intersession, spring, or summer course to make up the difference. Therefore, if you keep track of the amount of credits you complete, you will be able satisfy the credit portion of satisfactory academic progress. Keep in mind that courses you retake do not count twice as earned credits. If you received a D in the Fall in Calculus and retook the class to get a better grade and received a B in the Spring, you will only see the 4 credits for Calculus to count during the Spring semester on your transcript. So if you only took 9 other credits in Fall you would want to be careful!

With regard to the cGPA requirements of SAP, students should be aware of where their grades stand throughout the semester. If you are concerned about a certain course, talk to your professor to see if there is anything you can do to improve your grade. Also, there are many resources on campus to help you! We have the First Year Success Center, tutors for most subjects in the CLR, and Campus Access Services, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of them if you are struggling with a class.

In order to be making SAP you must also have completed at least 67% of the credits that you have attempted. You can calculate this yourself by adding up all of the credits for every course listed on your transcript- including transfer credits! This amount would be your total attempted credits. You can then review your transcript to determine your total earned credits. Divide your earned credits by your attempted credits and multiply by 100 to receive your Pace percentage. Keep in mind that not completing a course (W, INC, F, DNA, etc.) will bring your pace down because you are earning zero credits while attempting however many the course is worth. Retaking a course that you received no credit for (W, INC, F, DNA, etc.) will bring up your Pace but not as much as taking a brand new course and successfully completing it. Retaking a course that you did receive credit for (ie: if you received a D) will bring your Pace down even if it might bring your cGPA up to get a B instead.

At the end of the spring semester, the Financial Aid Office will review your academic transcript to make sure that you have achieved the required credit/pace/cGPA and confirm that you are not on academic probation. If you do not meet these specific requirements, you will not be making SAP and will not be eligible to receive financial aid until you reinstate your eligibility. A letter will be sent to your home address notifying you that you aren’t making SAP. This applies to all financial aid, including federal student loans, federal parent loans, grants, scholarships, and work study.

However, this ineligibility is not permanent. If you can get back into good SAP, AND NOTIFY THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICE, they will review your transcripts and reconsider you for financial aid. How can you fix your bad SAP? There are a few ways to do this. For example, if you have the right amount of credits, but not the necessary cGPA, or vice versa, then you can enroll in a summer course to bring your grades up or earn the credits you need to achieve good SAP. If you choose to do this, you must be sure that your academic transcript is updated by the Registrar’s Office. Once your grades are posted then you must inform the Financial Aid Office that you are back in good standing. They will recheck your SAP, and if you have corrected your problem, you will be reconsidered for financial aid. If you are interested in taking a course at another school you must first check with your academic advisor and the Registrar’s Office to make sure if the course(s) you want to take will transfer to your degree program at UNH.

Students should ALWAYS be aware of their academic progress. It is your responsibility to be sure that you are taking the necessary amount of credits each semester and that you are maintaining a good cGPA.

If Satisfactory Academic Progress is something you are concerned about, the first thing you should do is talk to a Financial Aid Counselor to see what options are available for you. It is not impossible to fix your bad SAP, so follow the advice above and you could be back in good standing before you know it!

 

Don’t Be Late!

by The Charger Bulletin | February 20, 2013

By The Feds

DON’T FORGET THESE IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

BEING LATE COULD COST YOU!

The Spring Semester has begun, which means that important financial aid deadlines are quickly approaching! It is necessary for all students to keep track of the dates that specific documents are due, especially the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed electronically via the Department of Education’s website: www.FAFSA.gov. The deadline for completion of the FAFSA is March 1st, 2013. FAFSA applications filed after this date will be considered late, and could have a significant effect on the amount of financial aid that you receive. So take a little stress out of your life and file the FAFSA on time- maybe even early!

Not only is the FAFSA deadline fast approaching, but the deadline for all other necessary documents is coming up too. The Financial Aid Office may require several additional documents in order to process each student’s financial aid package, such as the 2013-2014 Independent/Dependent Verification Worksheet or the Student/Parent IRS Tax Return Transcript. The deadline for all other required documents to be submitted to the Financial Aid Office is May 1st, 2013. Descriptions of these documents can be found in the Financial Aid on line system which can be accessed by clicking on the “Matrix: Students” link under the “Quick Links” tab located above the search bar on the UNH website. DO NOT LOG INTO MATRIX!!! On the left side of the page, below the login section, there will be an icon or picture as seen below. Clicking on this icon will bring you to the Financial Aid online access site. You will need your Student ID number, which is the nine digit number on the front of your Student ID card.

• If you have already logged in to NetPartner, and you remember your PIN, enter the information and hit submit.

• If you have already logged in but have forgotten your PIN, click “Forgot PIN” and follow the instructions.

• If you have never created an account, click “First Time User” and follow the instructions

Once you have logged into your Financial Aid site, you will be able to view all of the information concerning your financial aid. Familiarize yourself with the website, and check under the tab labeled “Documents” to see if you are missing any documents. This website is available 24/7 and is a way for students (and parents if you share your log in information with them!) to check the status of their financial aid, even when the office is closed.

Along with the FAFSA and other important documents, the applications for many outside scholarships are due during the Spring Semester. Outside scholarships can be very helpful to students in need of financial help, and they are often overlooked as a way to pay for college. Outside scholarships are different from those given out by the University. They are provided by outside organizations such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, professional organizations, community organizations, and more. It is important to remember the deadlines for outside scholarships. Many scholarships have a deadline between February 1st and April 30th of each year so be sure to send the applications in on time. Don’t forget to take advantage of the outside scholarship board located in the lobby of the Financial Aid Office, and be sure to mark the deadlines on your calendar!

The final significant deadline that UNH students should be concerned about is the deadlines for class registration for the Fall 2013 Semester. Late registration may result in a reduced financial aid award due to limited funding. Look for the e-mail from the Registrar’s Office that lists the dates and times for each grade level to register, and be sure to register on time or ASAP after your date!

Remember: the FAFSA is due March 1st, 2013; all other documents are due May 1st, 2013; the deadlines for many outside scholarships are quickly approaching; and register for Fall 2013 on time! If you write down and remember all of these important dates, you won’t have to stress out about your financial aid. So….Don’t Be Late!!

 

Financial Aid Deadlines!

by The Charger Bulletin | December 6, 2012

Financial Aid Deadlines!

By The Feds

 

DON’T FORGET THESE IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES!

 

FAFSA DEADLINE MARCH 1st, 2013

DEADLINE FOR ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS MAY 1st, 2013

 

What time is it? It’s time to file your 2013-2014Free Application for Federal Student Aid, otherwise known as the FAFSA! In order to receive any form of need-based financial aid from the University of New Haven, students must complete a FAFSA. You must complete the application electronically by visiting the Department of Education’s website,www.FAFSA.gov. In order to do this, you will need the school’s code, which is 001397, as well as you and your parent’s Federal PIN numbers. The deadline for completion of the FAFSA is March 1st, 2013. If you are confused about how to file your FAFSA, or have any questions regarding the deadlines, please consult the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. If you wait until after March 1st, 2012 to file you will be considered late, and you may receive less financial aid to availability of funds.

It is also important to make sure that you have completed all of the documentation necessary to receive financial aid from UNH. All of your documents must be submitted to the university by the deadline, May 1st, 2013. In order to see what documents are necessary to process your aid, go onto NetPartner on the UNH website. Using the Quick Links drop down bar near the search button, click on the link that says “Matrix: Students”. DO NOT LOG INTO MATRIX!!! On the left side of the page, below the Matrix login, there will be an icon or picture, as seen at the right. Click on this picture, and it will bring you to a website known as NetPartner. The direct website is www.netpartner.newhaven.edu/NetPartnerStudent. This website is NOT Matrix, so do not try to use your Matrix log in. The log in process is easy. Your “Student ID” is the nine digit number on the front of your Student ID card.

 

• If you have already logged in to NetPartner, and you remember your PIN, enter the information and hit submit.

• If you have already logged in but have forgotten your PIN, click “Forgot PIN” and follow the instructions.

• If you have never created an account, click “First Time User” and follow the instructions”

 

Once you have logged into your financial aid online access, you will be able to view all of the information concerning your financial aid. Familiarize yourself with the website, and check under the tab labeled “Documents” to see if you are missing any documents. If something says “not received” or “incomplete” next to it, then it means that you need to get that documentation to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. Some forms are available for you to print directly from the “Forms” tab. It is important to constantly check up on your financial aid account. You can also give your login information to your parents so they can check the status of your financial aid for you!

 

Explanations of Common Documents

FAFSA Application filed online at www.FAFSA.gov for need-based financial aid. Available January 1st, due March 1, 2013!!

 

2013-2014 If the U.S. Department of Education selects your financial aid

Independent/ application for a process called “Verification”, then you must

Dependent complete the Verification worksheet and return it to the Financial

Verification Worksheet Aid Office. This can be faxed to 203-931-6050.

Student/Parent IRS If you are selected for verification, you must provide the

Tax Return Financial Aid Office with a copy of your 2012 Tax Return

Transcript Transcript. REMEMBER: a copy of your tax returns will not be accepted; it MUST be a copy of your tax return transcript You can request a copy of your transcript from the IRS via this website: http://www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=232168,00.html.

More document explanations can be found in NetPartner under the “Documents” tab. It is not difficult to use NetPartner or review your Student Aid Report, nor is it hard to file your FAFSA, so the sooner you do it, the less stressed you will be as those deadlines approach. You’ll also receive the most money that you’re eligible for, so do it soon!

 

DON’T FORGET!!!

FAFSA DEADLINE MARCH 1st, 2013

DEADLINE FOR ALL OTHER DOCUMENTS MAY 1st, 2013

What Can Affect Your Financial Aid?

by The Charger Bulletin | November 28, 2012

By The Feds

Did you know that there are many factors that could affect your financial aid? Some of them can severely affect the amount of aid you receive. It is important to stay informed about your financial aid package and to understand the factors that may have an effect on your award. The following is a list of the most common factors that may affect your financial aid:

• A common factor that affects the amount of financial aid you qualify for is changes on the FAFSA from year to year. Your package may vary from year to year based on the information provided on the FAFSA. Your financial aid package may change if your financial situation changes. Make sure to verify the information on the FAFSA before submitting it, as your financial aid award is largely based on the information you provide.

• All supporting documents must be submitted by their deadlines in order to receive the highest award possible. The FAFSA is due by March 1st of every year, while all supporting documentation is due by May 1st of each year. Check your UNH email and NetPartner accounts to see if you need to submit any other documentation. These are the primary ways the Financial Aid Office will contact you!

• Cumulative GPA (cGPA) also can affect your financial aid. In order to keep any academic scholarships, you must have at least a 3.0cGPA on a 4.0cGPA scale. If you fall below this, you will lose those scholarships for one academic year. If you are able to bring your cGPA back above 3.0 before

the first day of the fall semester, your scholarship may be reinstated. You

MUST inform the Financial Aid Office that your cGPA has changed so we

can verify it and take appropriate action with the scholarship.

• You must also meet the requirements of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

in order to obtain any sort of financial aid. You may appeal if you do not meet the SAP requirements of completing the appropriate number of credits, having the correct cGPA for the credits you have attempted or having the correct pace. Pace requires that you earn at least 67% of the credits you have attempted during your entire college career, including transfer credits, summer courses, and intersession courses.

• Full-time status must be kept in order for you to keep your “full-time student” financial aid award. Full-time status is defined as at least 12 credits per semester. If you drop below this, you will be packaged as a part-time student. Part time students do not qualify for merit based scholarships or institutional grants.

• Moving from on-campus housing to off-campus housing will result in a change to your financial aid package because some of the need based funding was awarded

to help cover on-campus room and board charges. You must notify the

Financial Aid office as soon as possible in order to change the award.

All of these common factors could have a direct and dramatic impact on the amount of financial aid you will receive. Check your UNH email and NetPartner accounts often in order to view any changes or necessary documents. Please contact the Financial Aid Office, room 118B in Maxcy Hall, if you believe that one or more of these factors may apply to you. More information can also be found on the Financial Aid Office link on the University of New Haven website. The sooner you notify us, the better!

 

The Do’s and Don’ts of Financial Aid

by The Charger Bulletin | October 24, 2012

By The Feds

Every year, there are things that students need to do in order to maintain their financial aid. There are also things that students should not do, that could significantly impact their financial aid. So for those students out there, who are unsure about what to do in order to continue receiving financial aid, here is a list of financial aid DO’s and DON’Ts!

DO…

1. File your FAFSA by March 1 of every year!!

Be sure to use ALL of the correct information and double-check the student’s social security number. It is important to get your FAFSA in on time! If you send it in late, it may affect the financial aid that you receive.

2. Stop before you drop!

Come to the Financial Aid Office to talk with a counselor BEFORE you drop any classes. Withdrawals can affect your financial aid and SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress).

3. Let the office know of any changes!

Changes such as the amount of credits you are taking, your permanent address, if you are living on or off campus, any extenuating circumstances, etc. Be sure to notify the office as soon as possible, as certain changes may affect your financial aid.

4. Ask questions!

The Financial Aid Office is open Monday thru Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you have any pressing questions about your financial aid please stop by! We are located in Maxcy Hall, Room 118B.

5. Make sure you make the minimum requirements for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)!

In order to maintain good SAP, you must satisfy certain requirements: for a full time day student you must complete 24 credits per academic year, maintain a certain cumulative GPA based on credits attempted and earn at least 67 percent of the credits you have attempted.

6. Review your Bursar’s Account balance!

Be sure to take out any additional loans or set up payment plans to cover the balance of tuition well before the start of the school year.

7. Know the deadlines!

Be aware of what is happening and when with financial aid by reading our newspaper articles, table top flyers, posters in the dorms and academic buildings, listening to our radio ads, visiting our Facebook. Also, READ the e-mails we send to your UNH e-mail address!

DON’T…

1.Wait or you’ll be late!

Make sure you complete and submit all of the necessary documents on time so that you can receive the most aid possible. The sooner you get it in, the better!

2. Forget to apply for outside scholarships!

Applying for outside scholarships is extremely important and can help ease the stress of paying for college if you receive them. There are two binders and a bulletin board FULL of outside scholarships for you to look through, located in the lobby of the Financial Aid Office. Be sure to let the Financial Aid Office know of any scholarships you receive.

3.Forget to complete the Entrance Counseling or the Master Promissory Note!

It’s quick and easy to fill out these forms, so get it done! Just go to www.studentloans.gov to complete both of these forms. Be sure you hit the “submit” button all the way at the end of each form.

4. Ignore your outstanding balance!

Be sure to learn how to use Epay, UNH’s online payment system. Check it often to make sure that you do not have an outstanding balance.

5. Forget to check NetPartner often!

NetPartner allows you to view your financial aid status, view any missing documents, view document descriptions, sign your award letter, and more! Freshmen will receive an e-mail when they are entered into the system to use NetPartner. The NetPartner website is http://netpartner.newhaven.edu/NetPartnerStudent/Logon.aspx .

6. Forget about the Student Success Center and the Center for Learning Resources!

They can help you with classes so that you meet the minimum GPA to receive financial aid. They’re here to help you succeed, so use them!

7. Pay for the FAFSA or scholarships!

It does not cost anything to file the FAFSA through www.fafsa.ed.gov, and it should not cost anything to apply for an outside scholarship. So if the site you’re on asks you for a payment, it is NOT a legitimate website.

If you follow this list of Financial Aid Do’s and Don’ts, you should not have any problems with your financial aid. It is important to keep yourself updated with information regarding financial aid by checking your e-mails, listening to our ads on the radio, along with keeping an eye out for flyers posted around campus, articles in the Charger Bulletin and updates on our Facebook page (University of New Haven-Financial Aid Office).

If you have any questions, please “DO” stop by the Financial Aid Office located in Maxcy Hall, Room 118B!

 

What You Need to Know about Financial Aid

by The Charger Bulletin | September 26, 2012

By The Office of Financial Aid

We’re back! The Financial Aid Office’s Federal Work Study student workers, also known as “The Feds”, are back and ready to start the new school year off on the right foot. Who are “The Feds” you might ask yourself?

We are Federal Work Study students whose job is to reach out to students to answer their most pressing questions about financial aid and to keep everyone updated on important financial aid information, especially deadlines.

Shannon Tilly, Marissa Lewis, Erika Williams and David Dejean are the “Feds” for the 2012-13 academic year. Shannon will be writing articles for the newspaper, along with making sure that important announcements are heard on the radio station. Marissa will be working on creating the posters that will be hung in the different buildings on campus, along with the table top flyers in offices around campus. Erika is in charge of updating the Financial Aid Facebook Group.

Students can find us on Facebook by searching University of New Haven-Financial Aid Office or going to www.facebook.com/UNHFinancialAid.

David will be working on revamping the outside scholarship search program to make it available online! Keep your eyes open for information on this in the future!

Students should keep an eye out for posters that will be hung around campus with important information about financial aid. For example the Financial Aid Office will be putting up posters to remind UNH students of how important it is to file their FAFSA “on time” for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Reminders will also be sent out via e-mail, so it is very important that students regularly check their UNH e-mail. All financial aid communication will be sent to YOUR UNH e-mail, so feel free to forward the information to your parents!

If anyone has any questions regarding financial aid, our office is located in Maxcy Hall, Room 118B, so stop by and we will be happy to help you! You can also e-mail us at Feds@newhaven.edu regarding information you see in the newspaper, hear on the radio, see on posters or flyers around campus, or read on Facebook.

Please note this e-mail address is monitored by students and personal information should not be sent there.

 

What YOU Need to Know About Financial Aid

by The Charger Bulletin | September 19, 2012

By Office of Financial Aid

We’re back! The Financial Aid Office’s Federal Work Study student workers, also known as “The Feds”, are back and ready to start the new school year off on the right foot. Who are “The Feds” you might ask yourself?

We are Federal Work Study students whose job is to reach out to students to answer their most pressing questions about financial aid and to keep everyone updated on important financial aid information, especially deadlines.

Shannon Tilly, Marissa Lewis, Erika Williams and David Dejean are the “Feds” for the 2012-13 academic year. Shannon will be writing articles for the newspaper, along with making sure that important announcements are heard on the radio station. Marissa will be working on creating the posters that will be hung in the different buildings on campus, along with the table top flyers in offices around campus. Erika is in charge of updating the Financial Aid Facebook Group.

Students can find us on Facebook by searching University of New Haven-Financial Aid Office or going to www.facebook.com/UNHFinancialAid.

David will be working on revamping the outside scholarship search program to make it available online! Keep your eyes open for information on this in the future!

Students should keep an eye out for posters that will be hung around campus with important information about financial aid. For example the Financial Aid Office will be putting up posters to remind UNH students of how important it is to file their FAFSA “on time” for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Reminders will also be sent out via e-mail, so it is very important that students regularly check their UNH e-mail. All financial aid communication will be sent to YOUR UNH e-mail, so feel free to forward the information to your parents!

If anyone has any questions regarding financial aid, our office is located in Maxcy Hall, Room 118B, so stop by and we will be happy to help you! You can also e-mail us at Feds@newhaven.edu regarding information you see in the newspaper, hear on the radio, see on posters or flyers around campus, or read on Facebook.

Please note this e-mail address is monitored by students and personal information should not be sent there.

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