Finding tuition aid no longer a project

Finding tuition aid no longer a project

By SHAWN MENZIES
Staff Writer

When Luis A. Tavarez entertains questions and concerns from high school students and their parents about financial aid for college, one question seems to always come up -- ''What's the income level I need to have to receive financial aid?''

''Today, almost anyone is eligible for some sort of financial aid for college,'' said Tavarez, director of the Office of Financial Aid for Rowan University in Glassboro.

''People have all kinds of ideas on how much and what kind of financial aid is available,'' Tavarez said. ''People have to realize the full spectrum of financial aid can come in the form of grants or loans at the state and federal levels. It's important to be educated about financial aid for college.''

Tavarez said a need for financial aid is based on a family's financial status or, if the student is over the age of 24, the student's financial status.

At Rowan University, approximately 5,400 students, both graduate and undergraduate, receive some type of financial aid to attend the school.

Thanks to advancement of technology and software, the application process is being made easier.

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Date Published: Saturday, March 9, 2002 (All day)