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Financial Aid Summer Institute Returns to Campus

Story posted August 17, 2010

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After a successful inaugural run last year, the Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) is holding its second Financial Aid Summer Institute August 17 on the Bowdoin campus.

Veteran financial aid administrators from Maine's colleges and universities serve as Institute faculty and offer different curriculum tracks to customize the financial aid learning experience to the needs and interests of various public audiences.

"There are significant information needs among Maine's new admissions and financial aid officers, Maine's guidance community, college advisors and planners," says Institute organizer and Bowdoin College Associate Director of Student Aid Gary Weaver.

"Maine parents are hoping to understand more about the financial aid application and awarding process. The Institute gives them that information."

Course content focuses on proper filing techniques relative to family structure and dependency status; federal and institutional need analysis theory and computation; the use of tax return data; federal, state and institutional grant and loan program eligibility; award package construction; payment plan solutions; and policy and practice variations among school types.

The day-long Institute begins August 17 at 8:30 a.m. in Druckenmiller Hall.

MASFAA is a non-profit professional association of practicing financial aid administers dedicated to professional excellence, public service, and financial aid advocacy for Maine students and parents.

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