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March 28, 2005
Contact: Stephanie Covington, Office of Student Financial Aid, (785) 864-5118.

No more paper: KU students to receive financial aid notification via e-mail

LAWRENCE -- Students waiting for their financial aid award letters now have the opportunity to check their e-mail inbox instead of the mailbox.

Starting this spring, the University of Kansas Office of Student Financial Aid will send financial aid notifications directly to students via e-mail. Students may complete other financial aid transactions on the Internet, too -- from completing the application form to authorizing direct deposit.

" We're very excited to provide online financial aid services to students," said Brenda Maigaard, director of student financial aid. "Students will now be able to view the status of their financial aid when it's convenient for them."

Students who have complete financial aid files will receive an e-mail notification regarding their eligibility for financial aid for the 2005-06 academic year in late March. The e-mail messages will advise students to go to the KU Enroll & Pay Web site, https://sa.ku.edu, to accept or decline their awards within 30 days.

The office is sending a postcard to all KU students to advise them of this new service and to provide guidance on how to complete the financial aid application process online. KU students can check the status of their financial aid applications through the Enroll & Pay Web site. For more information, visit www.financialaid.ku.edu, e-mail financialaid@ku.edu or call (785) 864-4700.

KU has invested more than $2.4 million in tuition funds for technology improvements on campus, including upgraded computer labs and software, the Digital Library and expansion of the Enroll & Pay Web site. The site was launched in 2003 and gives students a central location for a variety of transactions, from enrolling in classes and paying tuition to voting in Student Senate elections.

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