FAFSA Frenzy Faculty Winner
English faculty Emily Wall is the winner of a $250 prize for inspiring students to apply for the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA).
According to Financial Aid Director Barbara Burnnet, “Every faculty member in the entire UA system was sent an email asking them to promote the FAFSA Frenzy campaign in some way - announcing it in class, posting it on their class website, etc. Then they were asked to email SW Student Services Manager Cathy Ewing. Everyone who responded back to Cathy was entered in a drawing for a $250 prize to go to their Department.”
A total of 7,062 students submitted their FAFSAs in January/February 2010, a 17.5% increase over January/ February 2009. UAS received about 24% more applications than last year (822, 2010 compared to 662, 2009). The entire system saw a 17% jump in FAFSAs this year (7,062) compared to last year (6,011).