“In August I was out of town and I had the Pell grant and some institutional grant that I made plans with and then I was sent an email that said it will be reduced when it would have paid my full tuition” says James Passley.
The beginning of the semester, the Financial Aid were having difficulties. The South Texan reported on it as their first issue. The financial aid office has made some changes because of what happened in the fall.
The FAFSA official website and TAMUK’s financial aid office has started sending out emails for the upcoming aid year.
“I hear that the office is never on time and people receive money very late and the money comes way beyond the date causing them to take out loans and borrow money” says Lutalo Boyce a senior at TAMUK.
I feel like the FAO should manage their time better so that we could get help faster, some of us need it within a limited amount of time, and they weren’t cooperating fast enough. Some of us still haven’t got our financial aid when we need it! It is kind of irritating” says Reese Cantu, a student of TAMUK and a person who experienced troubles with financial aid this semester.
“If your package was reduced, please know that we will try our best to make up for some of these funds by awarding state or institutional funds, as funds are available and as quickly as possible” Lisa Seals sent in an email. She is the Director of the Financial Aid office. Students should go to FAFSA and apply for next year and follow the university’s process to get their money on time and as expected.
On October 27th, the next session for students to renew their FAFSA for the next year will at Eckhardt Hall Room 153 from noon-2 p.m. Prizes will be given.