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Students: There's Still Time to Apply to Tech

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www.atu.edu/admissions. Personnel from the Office of Admissions are available by telephone weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at (479) 968-0343 or (800) 582-6953 for individuals with questions about the application process. “When a student applies online, they receive an immediate response from our office communicating what documentation is needed to complete their application profile,” said Donnell. “If you are considering college, you should apply today.” Another important resource for Arkansas Tech students at the beginning and throughout their academic career is the Office of Financial Aid. Approximately three in every four Arkansas Tech students receive some form of financial aid. Shirley Goines, director of the Arkansas Tech Office of Financial Aid, said that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a good starting point for students in search of financial assistance. “The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the basis to determine if a student is eligible for federal aid,” said Goines. “Even right now, it’s not too late for students to fill out the FAFSA for this fall. That one application will determine their eligibility for Pell Grant, loan eligibility and work study eligibility. I always encourage everyone to apply and see what they are eligible for.” The Arkansas Tech Office of Financial Aid is located in Doc Bryan Student Services Center suite 117. Financial aid personnel can be reached by e-mail to fa.help@atu.edu or by telephone at (479) 968-0399. More information is available online at www.atu.edu/finaid. Once a student is admitted to Arkansas Tech and learns about the financial aid resources that are available, he or she is ready to register for classes. That process takes place at the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center in Rothwell Hall, which is adjacent to the Doc Bryan Student Services Center. Advising appointments take place in a one-on-one environment where a trained advisor takes time to answer all of the student’s questions and place the student in the appropriate courses. According to Linda Clarke, director of the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center, the role of their office extends far beyond assembling class schedules. “I hope that students leave our office with a real sense that the advising center is here to support and help them in any way that we possibly can,” said Clarke. “We want to be their homeroom so that they will have someone to talk to about anything that comes up. We might not always been the right resource to help them depending upon the issue, but we want to be able to point them in the right direction and get them the assistance they need.” For more information about the Roy and Christine Sturgis Academic Advising Center, visit Rothwell Hall suite 107, call (479) 964-0843 or visit www.atu.edu/advising.]]>