Financial Aid Fair Set at TAMIU March 1, 2005

Financial Aid Fair Set at TAMIU March 1


If you have ever wanted to attend college, but felt you couldn't afford the tuition, you should attend Texas A&M International University's Financial Aid Fair on Tuesday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the University Green.

Laura Elizondo, director of the Office of Financial Aid, said the city-wide Fair will be valuable to anyone considering higher education, and is free and open to the public.

"There is three billion dollars of financial aid available to Texas students, and we'll be spending the entire day helping Laredoans gain access to that money," said Elizondo.

She said in 2004, sixty-eight percent of TAMIU students received aid.

"Last year, TAMIU students received more than $17 million in financial aid. Everyone should think 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 the TAMIU 2005 Financial Aid Fair, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 326.2225, visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library, room 158 or e-mail financialaid@tamiu.edu.

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 pais@tamiu.edu