Financial Aid

New staff member helps students combat loans

Natasha Roque/Contributing Writer FIU has officially hired a new, full-time default prevention coordinator, Gabriela Mendez, to offer students personalized loan counseling to ease their financial…

Poor planning affects departments

Staff writer Junette Reyes discusses the Federal Work Study Program and how underfunding on the part of federal aid, as well as overestimation of funds and underestimation of participating students by the Financial Aid Office, has caused hiring departments to take the burden of providing a share of cost to fund the program.