'FUNd Week' March 5-12; events for current, prospective students

Fund Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Services Conference Center (SSCC). Financial Aid Associate Director Justina Buck said, “The Fund Fair will feature representatives from a variety of programs that provide financial assistance for higher education, such as scholarships and grants.” Career Pathways Director Jessica Birchler said Preview Day, which will be held Wednesday, March 6, at 9 a.m. in SSCC, is a “great opportunity for high school students to come tour the campus and learn about our award-winning programs, as well as different kinds of financial aid available.” The next two events are aimed at helping people file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which must be filled out in order to receive financial assistance, like the Pell Grant and Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship. FAFSA Day will be held Thursday, March 7, for current Arkansas Tech-Ozark students, who should come to the Alvin F. Vest Student Union computer lab between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. High school seniors have a chance to receive help filing their FAFSA on College Goal Sunday, which will be held Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m. in the Collegiate Center. Seniors need to bring their 2012 tax information, as well as their parents’. Finally, the Graduation Fair will be held Monday, March 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in SSCC, along with the Career Fair, which will be held 10 a.m. to noon. (The Graduation Fair will continue Tuesday, March 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) At the Career Fair, regional businesses will be on hand to discuss job opportunities for Arkansas Tech-Ozark students and alumni in several career fields. “So bring your resume and dress to impress,” Birchler said. The Graduation Fair is an opportunity to order everything students need for graduation: caps, gowns, announcements, etc. Buck said, “This time of year can be hectic – both high school and college graduates are starting new, exciting parts of their lives, which can seem a little overwhelming – so we make it easier on everyone.” For more information, call the Office of Student Services at (479) 667-2117.]]>