July 23, 2024

UMW Hosts Financial Aid Workshops

For the third year, the University of Mary Washington is hosting two different sets of financial aid workshops for high school seniors and their parents, transfer students, as well as current UMW students.

UMW students Paige Quave and Maria Rivas Berger file applications for student employment with financial aid specialist Tessa Howard

The first set of workshops provided general information about financial aid and the application process. The workshops were held on Thursday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan.17 at 7 p.m., and on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. in Lee Hall, Room 411. The lecture-based sessions addressed financial aid timelines and programs at UMW.

The second set of workshops will offer hands-on assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid professionals from the university will be on site to answer questions and assist in the filing of the FAFSA. The workshops will be held in Combs Hall, Room 349 on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 23 at 11:30 a.m., and on Thursday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m.

“We look forward to meeting new potential students and their parents,” said Katherine Lister, associate director of financial aid. “If they need assistance, we’ll be right there to help them and answer questions.”

Lister hopes the workshops will foster a helpful and informative environment for students and parents. Each workshop will accept a limited number of participants so advisers can provide one-on-one attention. If sessions fill up, additional sessions will be considered.  Please watch the UMW Financial Aid website for information as it becomes available.

“We would truly love to see more participants come out this year,” Lister said.

Registration for the workshops is required and can be completed online at http://adminfinance.umw.edu/financialaid/. For more information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (540) 654-2468.

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News release prepared by: Charlotte Rodina  

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.