LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2016) — This summer, the University of Kentucky Office of Student Financial Aid has enhanced community involvement as part of their commitment to the UK Strategic Plan and student success goals. The office will highlight Student Financial Aid through outreach and campus activities. This opportunity will allow UK to share information with families about the 2017-18 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) rule changes on Prior-Prior Year (PPY).
Financial Aid representatives will be present throughout the summer at the Lexington Eastside Public Library, the YMCA of Central Kentucky and dispersed throughout the UK campus.
“The UK Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships is pleased to team up with the Lexington Eastside Public Library and the YMCA of Central Kentucky to offer a series of financial aid workshops this summer," said Director of Student Financial Aid Nimmi Wiggins. "The financial aid process can be very intimidating and our goal is to help de-mystify the process and inform families about all the financial aid options available including grants, loans, scholarships and work opportunities."
UK Financial Aid staff will be at the Lexington Eastside Public Library to offer financial aid workshops on three Saturdays during this summer. The informal workshops will provide assistance to students and parents having difficulty and/or questions about FAFSA completion, FSA ID problems, verification requirements and securing aid. Laptops will be made available at the library for families wanting to complete the FAFSA and/or set up a FSA ID during the workshop.
Lexington Eastside Public Library Workshops will be held the following dates:
· Saturday, May 14, from noon to 4 p.m.
· Saturday, June 18, from noon to 4 p.m.
· Saturday, July 16, from noon to 4 p.m.
UK Financial Aid staff will be at the YMCA of Central Kentucky to offer a financial aid workshop for the families of the Black Achievers who are rising high school seniors. Information about FAFSA completion, FSA ID and PPY will be discussed.
YMCA of Central Kentucky Workshop will be held the following date:
· Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to noon
Lastly, the Financial Aid Help Desk will be set up at various locations around campus to help students and visitors who have questions or need assistance with financial aid and/or the KHEAA verification process. On the first Tuesday of every month, financial aid counselors will be available at the Help Desk, which will be located at the most popular locations across campus.
Financial Aid Help Desk will be held the following dates:
· Tuesday, June 7, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Bowman's Den
· Tuesday, July 5, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The 90
· Tuesday, August 2, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at White Hall Classroom Building
"We hope students and visitors will feel more comfortable in an informal setting to come ask questions about the aid process," said Wiggins.
In addition, UK financial aid counselors are available to assist students and families throughout the summer between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information on how to contact a financial aid counselor, click here.
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