Sheelu Surrender and Julie Scott are all over the news and on NPR, financial aid administrators are out in communities helping people complete the FAFSA….it must be Financial Aid Awareness month!
In December, a group of KASFAAns went to Topeka to spend a little time with the governer signing a proclamation to make it so. It reads:
TO THE PEOPLE OF KANSAS, GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, financial aid programs provide valuable funds to assist students in the costs of post-secondary education, without which many students would be unable to continue their education; and
WHEREAS, Kansas is blessed to have many institutions of postsecondary education serving the citizens of this state, allowing them to pursue higher education which is the key to the development of individual skills and knowledge which are ultimately invaluable to both the individual and the state, as those who have benefitted from financial aid over the years are now repaying the state through their talents, services and increased tax revenues; and
WHEREAS, the annual observance of Financial Aid Awareness Month raises public awareness of the various types of aid available to help students and families afford higher education; and
WHEREAS, the Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators stands ready to assist every student in need of help or information
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Sam Brownback, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF KANSAS, do hereby proclaim February of 2016, as
FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS MONTH
in Kansas and urge all citizens and prospective Kansas postsecondary students to contact the postsecondary schools of their choice to learn how financial aid can complement their plans for further education so they may have the opportunity to further their education in Kansas.
Happy Celebrating KASFAA!