Archive | June, 2019

STAR and the Division of Financial Aid

11 Jun

Hey new Boilermakers, are you excited for your STAR (Summer Transition, Advising and Registration) day? STAR is a program that helps you get acclimated to Purdue by allowing you to meet your academic advisor, attend interest sessions, pick out your classes, and so much more. The Division of Financial Aid is available to answer your questions on these days! Want to speak with someone from our office or get financially prepared for Purdue? Here’s what you can do:

Attend a Paying for Purdue presentation. The Division of Financial Aid and Office of the Bursar team up in this interest session to give you the inside scoop on paying for Purdue. We will go over setting up authorized users, borrowing educational loans, invoices, and other helpful information. There are two sessions available each STAR day, one at 11:30 and one at 12:30. All Paying for Purdue presentations are held in WALC 1055. Stop by and you may even come home with some fun prizes (we like to try to make financial aid exciting)!

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The Paying for Purdue presentation will be held in the Wilmeth Active Learning Center, or WALC for short. 

Stop by our office. Whether you have specific questions or just want to see where we are located for future reference, you are more than welcome to visit! The Division of Financial Aid is located in Schleman Hall, Room 305. We have walk-in hours on STAR days, with counselors available to assist families and students from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST. If you have any concerns about financial aid, your STAR day is a great time to address those.

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This is what Schleman Hall looks like, and we are located up on the 3rd floor.

Explore campus. We also encourage you to explore campus on your STAR day! The Division of Financial Aid strives to promote financial literacy, helping students learn about budgeting, credit, and making wise financial decisions. This is a great time for students to see nearby stores and restaurants, what student discounts they offer, and where it might make sense to grab a meal if they are not eating in the dining courts. Being prepared knowing a few different stores and resources around the area can set students up for budgeting success, and help both student and families survey the cost of living in the Greater Lafayette area.

View the below video for more information on STAR and becoming a first-time Boilermaker:

 

For more STAR information, including information about the day’s schedule and parking, you can head here.

We look forward to seeing you and hope that STAR prepares you academically, financially, and socially for a great Purdue experience. Boiler Up!

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