Happy Financial Aid Awareness Month

Happy Financial Aid Awareness Month

  • February 1, 2016

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?…

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3 Tips To A Better Award Letter – Part 3

3 Tips to a Better Award Letter – Part 3

  • August 14, 2015

In the previous two blogs of this series, we discussed two other effective wants to improve your award letter: Tip #1. Implement a visually appealing design and use multimedia Tip #2. Send a digital award letter In both blogs we…

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3 Tips To A Better Award Letter – Part 2

3 Tips to a Better Award Letter – Part 2

  • August 13, 2015

In the first blog of this series, we discussed how a visually appealing award letter can encourage students to choose your school as they are considering more than one institution. In this article, we will discuss how changes to your…

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3 Tips To A Better Award Letter – Part 1

3 Tips to a Better Award Letter – Part 1

  • August 12, 2015

Award letters are such an expected part of the financial aid process that it’s easy to overlook their potential value. For many schools, the award letter is simply a black and white document that notifies the student of his or…

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A New Face And A Bright Future For Award Letters

A New Face and a Bright Future for Award Letters

  • July 31, 2015

Chris Chumley knows how to bring a higher education technology product to market. And like anyone who pays attention to the news, he is all too aware of the mounting concern over the $1.2 trillion of debt our nation's students…

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One Trillion Dollars And Counting: A Student Loan Crisis?

One Trillion Dollars and Counting: A Student Loan Crisis?

  • March 9, 2015

As every financial aid officer knows, student loans have afforded millions of middle-class students the opportunity to go to college, even as tuition rate increases outpace inflation. However, at $1.3 trillion dollars, student loan debt now exceeds credit card debt, and some people…

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