|Centre works to meet students' financial needs
RELEASED: Sept. 16, 2004
DANVILLE, KYFor many students, the college application process doesnt end with an acceptance letter. With the rising costs of higher education, some college students and their families are bombarded with complicated and tedious financial-aid forms to fill out.
But at Centre, where more than 60 percent of students receive need-based financial aid, admission counselors and financial-aid representatives make students and their needs a priority.
Centre made it a point to make sure I stayed here, says DeShawn Collett, a senior chemistry major from Louisville, Ky. And theyve continued to find better ways to make sure I got what I needed, including work-study positions that I enjoy as the manager of the track and volleyball teams.
Centres financial aid office has always been there for me and my family to answer any of our questions, says Hohl, a double major in international studies and history from Louisville. They went over all the forms and legalities, and explained what everything means. Centre tells you what needs to be done, how to accomplish it, and often reminds you of upcoming deadlines. And when I wanted to study abroad and in Washington, D.C., Centres financial aid office worked with my family and did as much as possible so I could afford the trips.
Ranked 13th by U.S. News & World Report for national liberal arts colleges providing need-based financial aid, Centre is the most affordable of the U.S. News top-50 liberal arts institutions.
When I was looking at colleges, Centres financial aid package made it the most affordable of the schools I was looking ateven the ones in-state, says Kim Bauser, a senior double major in French and religion from Kettering, Ohio.
London, Ky., freshman Becky Ghant agrees. She says attending Centre this year was better financially for her than attending the University of Kentucky.
For more on financial aid at Centre visit, http://www.centre.edu/web/admission/financial/.
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Founded in 1819, Centre College is ranked among the U.S. News top 50 national liberal arts colleges. Centre alumni, known for their nation-leading loyalty in annual financial support, include two U.S. vice presidents and two Supreme Court justices. For more, visit http://www.centre.edu/web/elevatorspeech/
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