Three Billion Reasons to Apply for Financial Aid at TAMIU
If you think you can't afford a college education, there may be more
than three billion reasons why you're wrong. That's because $3 billion
in financial aid is awarded annually to Texas higher education students,
explained Laura Elizondo, director of Texas A&M International University's
Office of Financial Aid.
"In order to get this money, you have to apply by filling out the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, available at our office.
In addition, parents and students can call the Texas Financial Aid Information
Center toll free at 1-888-311-8881, and find out how to apply for aid,"
She said February is Financial Aid Awareness Month, making this the
perfect time to work on getting money for college.
"In fiscal year 2004, TAMIU students received more than $17 million
in financial aid. Sixty-eight percent of our students during fiscal year
2004 received aid, so everyone should be thinking about applying. While
the due date for the FAFSA isn't until June 30, the sooner the application
is received, the more likely those in need will be to get free money to
pay for college," said Elizondo.
For more information about financial aid, please contact the Office
of Financial Aid at 326.2225, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam
Library, room 158 or e-mail email@example.com.
Financial Aid office hours are Monday and Tuesday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday
and Thursday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests
and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information
Services at firstname.lastname@example.org