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Financial aid workshops a success

The financial aid staff, consisting of Melinda Lynch, Laura Dean and Andrea Greenwell, recently assisted students with the 2013-2014 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in time to qualify for the maximum amount of state aid available next year for Kentucky students and for the Patriot tuition scholarship for all students.

The staff offered seven FAFSA workshops in the evenings from Jan. 7 through Jan. 15 that attracted 70 students.

“Since classes began, each day at 5 p.m., when many of their colleagues were leaving campus, they were heading down to Hamilton Health Sciences computer lab with plates of cookies and helpful attitudes to meet with awaiting students,” Dr. Vicki Guthrie, Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Students, said. “Several of the coaches sent entire teams, and many non-athletes took advantage, as well.”

In addition to the students who attended the workshops and got direct assistance, talk about the workshops prompted other students to come by the office during office hours for assistance.