College is an exciting time—full of so many possibilities that all await you as you prepare to begin your future and make your mark in the world. But it’s also one that comes with its fair share of financial concern. Most people can’t just enroll in college without having to find some form of financial assistance, whether that comes from a grant, scholarship, or from student loans; and the highly regarded programs at Austin Peay State University works with students with a wide range of needs in helping them make their course through college just a little bit smoother. “We have several types of aid available including scholarships, loans, grants, and federal work study,” says Assistant Director of Communication Charles Booth. “We also work closely with veterans to help them achieve their educational goals and have resources available to them, including a Veterans Affairs Office on our campus.”
So strong is APSU’s work with veterans, in fact, that it has recently earned them a $1.3 million federal grant to launch a Veterans Upward Bound office on campus, which will serve an estimated 125 veterans from Fort Campbell and the counties of Houston, Montgomery, Robertson and Stewart. VUB is a program designed to assist veterans with low income as well as those who are first-generation college students through the process of applying for a post-secondary education, finding and submitting financial aid applications, and enrolling in college.
Whatever the course they’ve chosen, students should be able to look forward to the potential their future holds, rather than worrying over the financial burden that it might bring to bear. Granted, it’s not always easy to do, but APSU has a staff of financial advisors who can help you assess the possibilities and work with you to make the next four years of your college career less of a strain on your finances. After all, education should be an attainable dream, not one that’s out of reach.
SAVE THE DATE
Need to get a clearer picture of hat you might expect to spend? APSU offers a cost estimator to help you gain some perspective and plan ahead. As you outline your college goals and map out your upcoming college career, here are some important dates to keep in mind as spring and summer approach:
Summer Application available online. Financial aid differs from other semesters in the way that it is utilized and granted. For more information, review the APSU website at www.apsu.edu.
JULY 1, 2018
Priority deadline: deadline for the Fall 2018 Semester submission of 2018-2019 FAFSA filing, verification documentation submission, and acceptance of aid (if awarded). Failure to complete these steps by the priority deadline may delay receipt of financial aid, which might result in the inability to utilize financial aid in the payment of tuition, fees, and other expenses for Fall 2018.
JULY 6, 2018
Summer Consortium Lottery deadline: Students who are completing consortium agreements with other institutions and plan to receive Lottery funds must have their completed Summer Application submitted.