The KASFAA Publicity and Awareness Committee and the Governmental Relations Committee have joined forces to raise awareness in our state regarding financial aid assistance. On, Friday, January 25th Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation declaring February 2013 Financial Aid Awareness Month in Kansas recognizing the achievements of the Kansas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) and their willingness to assist students and families in need of help or information to obtain a postsecondary education in Kansas. KASFAA members, Robert Gamez, Perry Diehm, Diane Lindeman, Scott Franz, Connie Corcoran, Tony Lubbers, and Craig Karlin (left to right) were able to attend the official signing ceremony.
Signed proclamation 2013
College Goal Sunday (www.collegegoal.org), a major event for KASFAA, will take place on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 22 locations across the state. Financial aid administrators will be available at each of the locations to assist prospective college students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step in securing federal and state financial aid assistance for higher education.
After the proclamation signing, KASFAA representatives also fanned out across the capitol and visited state legislators and staffers to help raise awareness. Below is link to the flyer that was presented to the governor and legislators. One side of the flyer provides information about KASFAA, state aid programs and some interesting quick facts regarding earning potential and student debt in Kansas. The reverse side provides an outline of the types and amounts of federal aid awarded in the state.