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Gina Gelichi
November 25, 2020

Giving Tuesday: Staff reflect on how scholarships help students succeed

Perhaps no one sees how important scholarships are for students more than university staff members. For Giving Tuesday, several Finlandia University staff members shared some of their favorite experiences and success stories regarding student scholarships.

Gina Geliche (’19, Fiber & Fashion Design) – Enrollment Officer

Geliche during her time as a student at FinnU.

I work with various types of students, but transfer students are some of my favorites because I was a transfer student myself. The Finnish [...]

November 25, 2020

Scholarship Spotlight: River Shumate, Accounting Major

River Shumate, far right, at the 2020 BPA Day in February.

River Shumate is a junior at Finlandia studying Accounting from Ishpeming, Mich. Shumate is a member of the Business Professionals of America group, TRIO and men’s basketball team. He is a recipient of the Finlandia Merit Scholarship and the UP Commitment Scholarship. Below is a piece written by him about his experience at FinnU and how the scholarships have helped him and his family [...]

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November 23, 2020

Student Spotlight: Lillian Johnson, Management & Entrepreneurship Major

Lillian Johnson is a local to the Hancock area, is majoring in Entrepreneurship and Management at Finlandia and will graduate in December 2020. Amanda Staege recently interviewed her about her time at Finlandia.

Why did you choose to major in Entrepreneurship and Management?

After high school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do for my career. However, Hancock offered all graduating students the Hancock Promise as a chance to get a college degree at minimal costs. The Hancock Promise [...]

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October 8, 2020

Marie Bonenfant Moves Back to Financial Aid

Photo taken prior to Covid-19 pandemic.

Marie Bonenfant (‘13) recently moved back to the Financial Aid office of Finlandia University as a Financial Aid Counselor.

She worked in the Financial Aid Office previously, then moved over to North Wind Books for a short time, but is now working as a Financial Aid Counselor once again.

Bonenfant grew up in the area and graduated from Finlandia in 2013 with a Bachelors in Psychology with a Criminal Justice [...]

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Procedures Financial Aid Form (FAFSA)

Students seeking financial aid must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA application can be completed on-line at fafsa.ed.gov. Federal and/or state financial aid programs also use the information provided by the FAFSA.

The FAFSA must be completed each year and should be submitted as soon after March 1 as possible for financial aid consideration the following academic year. Finlandia University must be listed on the FAFSA using Federal School Code [...]

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September 3, 2020

Calumet grad, Lia Tervo, named 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient

Calumet graduate, Lia Tervo has been selected as the 2020 Brule Scholarship recipient by Finlandia University’s International School of Art & Design. The Brule Scholarship, funded by Dave and Elsa Brule, is a $20,000 competitive art scholarship for new students. Tervo plans to major in Graphic Design, which she hopes will lead to a flexible work-from-home career that will allow her to travel.

“My biggest goal in life is to travel the world someday so if I have a  [...]

August 19, 2020

‘Hancock Promise’ extension continues reduced tuition for Hancock grads

Finlandia University is pleased to announce a seven year extension of the Hancock Promise (formerly Finlandia Promise or Hancock Award) between the Hancock school district and university. The Hancock Promise allows for Hancock Central High School graduates to attend Finlandia University at a tuition cost of up to only $2500.00 per school year.

“The Hancock Promise is a core expression of Finlandia’s commitment to champion and support private higher education for neighboring families who thought it to be out of reach,” [...]

August 6, 2020

Learn all about Fall 2020 with FinnU’s New Fall 2020 Web Pages

Finlandia is excited to launch its new Fall 2020 web pages just in time for the new semester. Students, employees and community members can conveniently find information as it pertains to their group on the new pages. In addition, there is a new Covid FAQ page that includes information on FinnU’s Covid-19 case count, testing, quarantining procedures, contact tracing and prevention measures.

“This year is obviously a bit different than before, so we thought it crucial [...]

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June 18, 2020

FinnU Named a 2020 Best Value College

Finlandia University has been named a 2020 Best Value Colleges by University Research & Review. This marks the third time in four years Finlandia has made the list.

“Finlandia University is a small private school that devotes their time to help students in achieving their career dreams,” said one testimonial on Best Value Colleges website. “I love the small classes and the availability of the professors. The professors are always there to help whenever needed.”

“At Finlandia,100 percent of traditional full-time [...]

April 1, 2020

Federal Student Loan Information During Covid-19

Current students and alumni who have outstanding student loans have a slight reprieve for the next few months thanks to new orders from the Trump Administration.

The Trump Administration is allowing federal student loan borrowers to take a break from making monthly payments, without incurring interest or penalties until the end of September.

Trump’s CARES Act is allowing borrowers to opt out of paying their federal student loans until September 30, 2020.

In addition to suspending payments, the Act will set the interest [...]

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