Whereas not excellent, the Monetary Support division at Southern College has made increasingly more refined enhancements in effectivity and pace over current semesters previous to the pandemic. As a result of introduction of the COVID-19 pandemic over a yr in the past, Southern College college students and employees have needed to deal with their enterprise nearly, however this semester, issues could also be on monitor to indicate enchancment as soon as once more.
In talking with scholarship coordinator Christopher Levy, he conveyed that the Workplace of Monetary Support has been adjusting to the brand new panorama and has strived to create the simplest and useful expertise for incoming college students. Regardless of their incapacity to contact one another and college students at occasions as a result of pandemic, the division has come collectively to develop alternatives for college students to get the assets and solutions they want.
Southern Universities Scholarship Coordinator Christopher M. Levy stated, “ I get pleasure from instructing and educating college students and their households on the enrollment course of, extra particularly monetary assist, and giving them the monetary literacy they should make the very best choice for them when it comes to paying for faculty.”
Many surprise what modifications that the Workplace of Monetary Support has made to successfully attain the incoming college students in comparison with final yr’s lodging. A number of college students have spoken out about among the modifications the monetary assist division has made, together with Biology main, Jashante Berry, who stated: “The chance to obtain assist in-person allowed a extra environment friendly expertise [for me personally].” Berry additionally famous how assets just like the “QLess App” made her time for ready in line as handy as attainable.
This previous yr, the Workplace of Monetary Support created recurring workshops that start in October, strolling college students by means of the monetary assist course of and the way to file info on their very own. As an incoming first-year, Berry felt that this growth was a terrific concept that may join with college students on a private and academic degree.
Sterling Flurry, a sophomore finance main, who additionally advisable the “QLess App” stated that he struggled with out the assistance of his dad and mom in the course of the monetary assist course of. Flurry famous how being an out of state pupil and finishing the FAFSA on his personal, together with being restricted to on-line submission and phone adversely impacted his personal course of.
“I do know a number of my friends who struggled this previous yr as properly, however I respect the hassle that the division has made to enhance and create a greater expertise for college students,” stated Flurry.
The primary monetary assist workshops will start for college students trying to enhance their monetary assist literacy will happen in October. Contact the Workplace of Monetary Support for extra info.