We understand that applying for scholarships, completing the FAFSA, and understanding financial aid opportunities can be a lot for families to navigate through. Through this course we aim to be preemptive in helping students to make informed and educated decisions about funding their college degree. I think back to my experience as a first generation student, and being overwhelmed with information and having an unclear direction. Knowing this information earlier would have helped me to navigate better. Unfortunately, many students fall into that same scenario. That is why our goal is to make sure no student slips through the cracks. Of course we would love them to be at Southern Utah University, but we have intentionally set up the course to be applicable for any institution they decide to attend.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to obtain 1 free college credit at SUU, and there is also no cost for students to enroll. We have opened it up to students as early as their Sophomore year in high school, and the course is completely open book and open notes to help them fully grasp the concepts we are educating on.
We truly need your help in spreading the word to your students about this course, and why thinking about finances early on is so important. Please share this with your entire student body, specific educators or counselors in your school, or any other group you feel could benefit from this opportunity. There are many private scholarships and funding opportunities that students miss simply because they are unaware.
We will offer the class 3 times each year, with the first start date on October 25th. If you have students who would be interested in this course, please have them apply at: https://apply.suu.edu/
Additionally, we have designated Financial Aid Staff who specifically help students in high school to discover opportunities and review their college costs. More information for scholarships and opportunities is listed on our website at: https://www.suu.edu/
We hope this course makes college more accessible for your students, and that we can continue to assist you with whatever you need. If you have any thoughts, questions, ideas, or even students who need help, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.
|JAYSON MATLOCK | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID
STAFF ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT-ELECT
ADMISSIONS/ FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS
ST 168 | (435) 865-8016