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Happy Financial Aid Awareness Month

lupDujHomwIj luteb gharghmey! (That’s “#imakefinancialaidawesome” in Klingon.)

By Tracy Nita Skochil

Ranking right up there with July’s  National Ice Cream Month (we live in a desert, cool treats rock!), Financial Aid Awareness Month is a party around this office. Why? Because we know February will see a proliferation of information, infographics, articles and resources tweeted out across the country.

Together we can all make financial aid awesome. See an opportunity for improvement? This is the month to voice your suggestions. Change comes from identifying gaps, and speaking up about new solutions, ideas, visions. Just look at what some inventive groups/folks did to make scholarships work better for niche audiences:


While the Klingon Language Institute no longer offers a scholarship, the fact they did in past years is simply too awesome not to mention. And we were just kidding. lupDujHomwIj luteb gharghmey actually means ‘My hovercraft is full of eels’… but you knew that, didn’t you?

Financial aid, scholarships, student success resources – it’s only as boring or as old-school as we let it be. Think big this Financial Aid Awareness Month. Let’s take #finaid boldly where no one has gone before.