Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Ferris State University Financial Aid Preparedness Featured On TV 9&10

Ferris will continue to assist students in challenging financial times

From TV 9&10

BIG RAPIDS - Michigan's colleges and universities are waiting for money from the state before they know for sure how much financial aid they can give to students.

But the budget in limbo isn't keeping colleges from promising money. They are hoping they'll get the money they need to help their students.

If students filled out a FAFSA form, they should know how much financial aid they'll receive next fall.

But until the Michigan State Legislature actually passes the budget, universities can't guarantee the help to students.

Ferris State University in Big Rapids
hopes they won't be hit hard, but they're prepared.

"We could see this coming, and right now, we have over $600,000 in that account. I think we're going to have to find more money to do that, but right now, we're still able to package students that have those requests," Ferris V.P. of Student Affairs Dan Burcham said.

TV 9&10's Jodi Hathaway and photojournalist Josh Strand covered the story in Big Rapids

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