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How Successful Financial Aid Outreach Is Developed and Run [microform] / Chalmers Archer, Jr. and A. J. Finch Archer
Bib ID 5482041
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Archer, Chalmers, Jr
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
15 p. 

The Office of Financial Aid at the Alexandria Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is effectively providing service for a population of over 11,000 students each quarter, making and maintaining more than 1,500 combined initial and mortified awards packages and processing over 2,000 applications during the academic year. The philosophy of the program is to "challenge conformity in improving services," and its basic approach is to realize and maintain the personal human aspect in one-to-one relationships. The strategies used by the office were developed, with flexibility and constant adjustments, to be appropriate to the college's constituency and setting. The program uses a faculty and staff involvement approach to communicate financial aid information to students and their families. Faculty and staff are involved in numerous ways such as writing and phoning students referred to their divisions by the financial aid office and meeting with students and their parents in groups or on an individual basis. Student information teams, made up of enrolled students, alumni and community groups, and area schools also play a major role in outreach efforts. The aid office also sponsors occasional special events, participates in recruiting activities, and is involved in open visitation days and special financial aid days throughout the year. The work of the aid office is facilitated by the use of computers, collaboration with the college's public relations office, and the use of videotapes and disks to aid communication. The aggressive strategies used by the office provide a gateway to students' quest to finance their higher education. (EJV)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Community Colleges.  |  Educational Finance.  |  Outreach Programs.  |  Program Descriptions.  |  Student Financial Aid.  |  Student Financial Aid Officers.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Northern Virginia Community College
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Archer, A. J. Finch, author
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