In an effort to streamline Fort Hays State University's system for getting financial aid money into the hands of students, the university's Financial Assistance Office (FAO) is implementing the use of e-mail correspondence for applications.
The e-mail service was announced today by FAO Director Craig Karlin.
This service will significantly decrease the communication time necessary to complete a student's financial assistance file. The FAO will use e-mail to distribute all award notices, missing information requests and general messages. The e-mail service will be provided for those students who provided a valid e-mail address on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
It is very important that students keep their FAFSA e-mail address current and closely monitor their e-mail accounts for communication from the FAO for the 2003-2004 award year. Students can make updates to their FAFSA e-mail addresses by visiting FAFSA on the Web correction site at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/complete014.htm.
Any student admitted to FHSU should activate a Student Web Services (SWS) account online at http://www.fhsu.edu/sws/. SWS can be used to update a student's personal information on file with the Registrar's Office, to see class schedules and to view aid eligibility information. While much of the information critical to processing aid eligibility will be sent to the student?s FAFSA e-mail address, students can also find the most current information regarding their financial aid status by visiting the Financial Aid Eligibility section of the student's online SWS account.
By making this change we hope to provide students with a more technological and efficient means of correspondence in reference to their financial aid.