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MSU Office of Financial Aid Celebrates 50 Years

MSU Office of Financial Aid Celebrates 50 Years

By FOX 47 News. CREATED Aug 30, 2013

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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