MSU Office of Financial Aid Celebrates 50 Years
The MSU Office of Financial Aid is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The office is commissioning a light post banner to be placed outside the Student Services building to commemorate the anniversary.
The MSU Office of Financial Aid was a direct result of the Higher Education Act of 1965. In the act, educational opportunity grants, support for college work-study programs and the guaranteed student loan programs were created.
To administer the additional aid programs, the Office of Financial Aid hired more staff members and changed from a small office to a major unit.
Today, the MSU Office of Financial Aid employs about 40 staff members in addition to numerous student workers. The office administers over $600 million to more than 36,000 students on an annual basis.
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