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Financial Aid/Scholarship

  • Is there more we can do for current or incoming international students?
  • Should the deadline for financial aid be the same as freshmen admissions deadline?
  • What factors are considered when awarding current students funds?
  • How are students notified of their award?
  • How can the availability of scholarships be more public?
  • How can the customer experience be enhanced?
  • Is the current configuration of the building space ideal? Does it provide privacy to students and their families?
  • Should there be a waiting area for the counselors other than a hallway?
  • Should outreach activities be a component of the counselors' position?
  • Should Admissions and Financial Aid counselors travel together?
  • How does Student Affairs emergency loan fit in with financial aid?
    • What is the purpose?
    • How is it awarded?
    • What are the tracking mechanisms for repayment?
    • How is the special aid funds for current students with unique needs awarded?
  • Is there, or should there be a communication plan for students?
  • Retention of FA recipients vs. students who do not receive FA
  • Average award package with loans and average package without loans
    • Trends in packaging compared to cost of attendance
    • What is the gap between need and what we are able to provide to students (unmet need)?
  • Average packages at peer and competing institutions
  • Scholarship programs
    • Continuance requirements
    • What other schools offer
  • Financial Support for Graduate Students
  • Financial Support for Transfer Students
  • Average debt of ODU graduates
  • Impact of rising tuition rates on financial aid budget
  • Review services provided to students (financial counseling)
  • What data, collected on the FAFSA, can be used to aid in recruiting and retaining students?
    • What can be learned about students who attend ODU but opt not to submit the FAFSA? Are these military students mostly who will receive tuition aid from military sources?
  • Breakdown of cost of attendance (line items that make up COA)
Modified Title
Chair Anita Friedman
Steering Committee Representative Jennifer Kingsley
Data and Assessment Committee Representative Zhao Yang
Committee Members Janet Brunelle
Leigh Butler
Dave Chase
Andrea Harrell
Lishena Harris
Jacqueline Hines
Patricia Hinton
Kathleen Kaplan
Terri Mathews
Stella Mims
Melanie O'dell
Lakeisha Phelps
Tiffany Ray
Scott Sechrist
Don Stansberry
Linda Vahala
Ron Woodard

Minutes, Meeting Dates and Agenda

  • Friday, August 7, 2009, 10:30 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, August 14, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, August 28, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, September 25, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, October 9, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, October 23, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, November 13, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday, November 20, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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  • Friday December 4, 9:00 a.m. - Development Office 4th Floor Conference Room
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Related Data

  • Admissions Merit Scholarship Presentation to the Financial Aid/Scholarship Committee on August 7, 2009.
  • Charge for Finacial Aid Steering Committee Scholarships
  • 2009-2010 Distance Learning Budgets (Proposed) as of 2-25-09 (9 month)
  • 2009-2010 Distance Learning USA Budgets (Proposed) as of 2-25-09 (9 month)
  • IPEDS Financial Aid Data
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid Training, General Financial Aid Information, Lishena Harris and Patricia Hinton
  • Scholarship Guide Information2009-2010
  • Yang, Zhao, Analysis on Students' Financial Delinquency, May 2007
  • Yang, Zhao, How Students' Financial Burden Affects presistence and Performance AIR Forum, May 2007