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草莓视频在线观看Urges Students to Complete the FAFSA

The rollout of the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) has been challenging this year, to say the least. As a result, Director of Financial Assistance Kevin Michaelsen said some students, both current and incoming, still need to complete their FAFSA.

鈥淲e know that this has been a difficult year for students and families,鈥 said Michaelsen. 鈥淭he fact remains that completing your FAFSA is the only way to access all of the financial aid you鈥檙e eligible to receive. That鈥檚 why it鈥檚 so critical for every student to complete their FAFSA, every year.鈥

The application鈥檚 rollout was bumpy, but Michaelsen said he is hearing from students and families that the form is shorter than in previous years and faster to complete, which was one of the primary goals of the FAFSA Simplification Act.

If students have difficulties completing their application, Michaelsen encourages them to contact the . It鈥檚 open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Although many financial aid offers for new students have been sent, some who have submitted their FAFSA are still waiting for their offer packages because of errors in the data and other difficulties. Michaelsen said his team is working through these issues.

鈥淲e understand that receiving your financial aid offer is a critical part of deciding where you can attend college,鈥 he said. 鈥淥ur team remains committed to sending financial aid offers to students and families as soon as possible.鈥

Deposit Deadline is Flexible

草莓视频在线观看had previously extended the Enrollment Deposit Deadline to May 15 to give incoming students and families additional time to make their decision. The usual deadline is May 1, known as National Decision Day.

However, given the extraordinary circumstances related to the FAFSA, 草莓视频在线观看College will continue to accept deposits past the May 15 deadline.

Students who want to attend 草莓视频在线观看but are waiting on offers from the College or other colleges or universities should reach out to their admissions counselors.

Melyssa Allen

News Director
316 Johnson Hall
(919) 760-8087
Fax: (919) 760-8330

allenme@meredith.edu