ASK THE EXPERTS

Answers to your questions
about admissions and financial aid

1. Do I have to file my taxes before I complete the FAFSA?

MICHELLE ELLIS, executive director of student financial aid

 TIP: By filling out the paperwork before the March 1 deadline, you increase your odds of receiving additional assistance.

 CALL US! If you have questions about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, call our professionals in the Office of Student Financial Aid during normal business hours at 330-972-7032 or write to finaid@uakron.edu.

 TIP: You'll also find helpful information on our Office of Student Financial Aid website


2. How can I get additional scholarship dollars?

MICHELLE ELLIS, executive director of student financial aid

 TIP: See scholarship programs for new freshmen, including major-specific scholarships, honors scholarships and others.


3. An independent study recently determined that UA delivers the greatest lifetime return on investment of any public university in Northeast Ohio. What does that mean?

GREG LANDIS, associate director of admissions

 DID YOU KNOW? UA offers the best return on investment for its students of any public university in Northeast Ohio. Read the full story.

 See also: Study says UA offers the lowest student debt in the state


4. What's the best piece of advice you can offer students and parents?

GREG LANDIS, associate director of admissions

 CALL US! Greg and our other admissions counselors are available to help you compare your aid package from UA with those from other colleges and universities. Call Greg during normal business hours at 330-972-5827.


YOUR TURN

Submit your question about admissions, financial aid, the cost of college or anything else on your mind: web@uakron.edu.We'll answer those of broad interest in the next edition of "Ask the Experts."

Of course, you can get answers to your questions by calling us during normal business hours at 330- 972-7032 (Office of Student Financial Aid) or 330-972-7100 or 1-800-655-4884 (Admissions).