(by Aaron Steffens, MASFAA President)
It was the Monday before Christmas and all through the Financial Aid Office…just thought I would try to get your attention! It’s no secret that this time of the year is notoriously busy. There are presents to wrap, events to attend, goodies to bake (and eat), academic terms coming to an end, SAP processing, and systems to update! Let’s not forget that the FAFSA is only a few days from coming to life and the process shall begin again! NO!!! STOP!!
This is a special time of the year. A time to stop, relax, and enjoy a little time off with family and friends. A time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close. How many students did you assist in 2014 so that they could accomplish their educational goals? Where did you make a positive difference this year? If you’re not sure, just open any college or university’s alumni magazine and take a look at all of the good things that graduates are doing to make this world a better place. You ARE a part of that…maybe just a small part…but it takes every part to equal success.