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Invest in your future with financial aid

Posted by on February 4, 2014

Financial AidAlthough it’s the shortest month of the year, February might be the most important time to ensure college success. It’s Financial Aid Awareness Month—an occasion in which 98 percent of AU students can celebrate receiving scholarships or grants. It’s also an opportunity to ensure that students, prospective students and their families are able to make informed choices about financial aid.

“We really strive to make the financial aid process as painless as possible,” said Heather McKane, Dean of Student Financial Services. “We understand it can seem overwhelming and confusing. So we work one-on-one with students and their families to help them through the steps.”

During the next few weeks, the Office of Admission and Financial Aid will host events to share information about making college affordable.

Financial Aid Night

Wednesday, February 7 | 6:00 p.m. Check-in ; 6:30 p.m. Program
Perry Theatre in the Community Foundation Center at 349 S. Gladstone Ave.

» Learn about financial aid options, including grants, scholarships, student loans and student employment.
» Receive guidance on filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
» Find answers to financial aid questions.

Reservations are encouraged.


Friday, February 7 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 12 | 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 14 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 15 | 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Tuesday, February 18 | 4:00–7:00 p.m.
Friday, February 21 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Monday, February 24 | 4:00–7:00 p.m.

Crouse Center Computer Lab, Eckhart Hall 320

These Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) filing assistance sessions will help students complete the FAFSA. Students do not need to wait until their 2013 taxes are completed. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are gladly welcomed.

Be sure to bring the following items for the student and parent (if dependent):
» FAFSA PIN (apply for a PIN at
» 2013 federal tax return (all schedules) and W-2s.
» For those who have not filed 2013 federal tax returns yet, bring 2012 tax returns and any available 2013 tax information.

For more information about financial aid events, please email or call 630-844-6190.