A Student's Guide to Financial Aid

Campus Times
February 14, 1997

Illustration by Stephanie Lesniak


Aid goes beyond FAFSA form

Filling out the FAFSA form is only the first step in a lengthy financial aid process.


New verification policy to speed students' financial aid packaging

The federal government has a new procedure to verify FAFSA information against proven records to ensure accuracy.


Online scholarships

The Internet proves to be a convenient tool in locating extra funding.


Appeal process gives second chance

Academically ineligible students are given the chance to justify thier situation and recieve federal aid.


Federal grants, loans serve as type of student funding

Cal Grants and Pell Grants provide money outside of University funds.


Named scholarships offer extra incentive, money

University scholarships pay from $50 to $2,000 to qualifying students.


Time, energy pay in search for outside scholarships, grants

Outside scholarships may reduce the amount of financial aid received from the University.


Avoiding common mistakes can expedite award process

Taking precautions and checking all financial aid forms will assure speedy return of the award letter.


Tommorow's wedding to reap benefits

Students Season Degner and Kris Arellanes say vows early in hopes that their financial aid will increase.


Criteria necessary to determine status

Dependent students may receive more federal aid than independent students.


Emergencies may allow for help

Major financial emergencies may result in more financial aid.

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