Help promote financial aid opportunities

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On October 19, 2023

Financial Aid Day

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Celebrated each year on the third Wednesday of October, Financial Aid Day is a special day set aside to celebrate and recognize the contribution of financial aid professionals across the U.S. for helping students make their college-going dreams a reality.

Most S&T students rely on financial assistance to attend school. In fact, 87% of the entering first-year class, 75% of all undergraduates and 10% of all graduate students applied for financial aid this year. With the economic impact of the pandemic and inflation affecting so many families economically over the last couple of years, student financial assistance and financial aid counselors have worked tirelessly to work with students and their changing financial circumstances.

Everyone who works with students can help by sharing these important points:

  • The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form will be available in December, not Oct. 1. Communication about this change will be key to all students and their financial aid.
  • For the 2024-25 academic year, students can log into and answer questions to be matched to scholarships. Scholarship Universe opened Sunday, Oct. 1, with new scholarship opportunities.

Thank you for your help in spreading these important announcements and thank you to the financial aid team for continued support of our students.

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