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Student-Computer
April 4, 2022

Michigan’s FAFSA priority deadline extended to May 1

Michigan high school seniors who want to be given priority consideration for State of Michigan financial aid programs now have extra time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. The FAFSA priority deadline has been extended to May 1.

The FAFSA is a critical step when applying for grants, scholarships and other forms of financial assistance. Submissions received at the federal processor before May 1, rather than the original March 1 [...]

Kat Hanson
March 18, 2022

Skijoring and Scholarships with Kat Hanson

The Lake Effect Scholarship is here!

This week, Enrollment Counselor Kat Hanson skijors by the Finlandia Fridays set to talk with host Jordan Shawhan about the new Lake Effect Scholarship, which allows eligible commuting and on-campus living students to enjoy the benefits of cost-sharing education. Commuting students will have tuition reduced to $2,500 per year, earning their full bachelor’s degree for $10,000.

“For students who want to live on campus, they pay a little bit extra in room and [...]

Samuel Westerman Scholarship 2022
February 14, 2022

Applications Open for 2022 Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing

Nursing students heading into their junior or senior year with a GPA between 3.00 to 3.49 may be eligible for the Samuel L. Westerman Scholarship for Nursing. Application deadline for the scholarship is Monday, March 07.

The amount of scholarships and money awarded will depend on the quantity and quality of applications. Students who want to be considered for renewal must file a new application each year, and will be given equal consideration with other candidates.

Candidates for The Samuel L. Westerman [...]

Best Value School
January 24, 2022

FinnU named a 2021 Best Value College

For the fourth time in five years, Finlandia University has been named a Best Value College by University Research & Review.

“We are incredibly proud of this award because it reflects the diligent and passionate and personalized work being done by our employees every day, and showcase how our tight-knit campus community fosters these efforts. The definition of value includes the importance, worth, or usefulness of something… Finlandia’s repeated status as one of the very best showcases our inherent [...]

Jason dart admissions
December 10, 2021

Enrollment Counselor Jason Dart introduces Early Bird Scholarship on Finlandia Fridays

Eager to talk about the new Early Bird Scholarship, Finlandia Fridays bring on Enrollment Counselor Jason Dart to discuss topics like “Who can apply?”, Finlandia’s expedited admissions process and tips for how students and families can maximize their financial aid opportunities. Announced earlier this week, the Early Bird Scholarship is a new, one-time $500 scholarship for Fall 2022 to students who apply and submit their transcripts by Jan. 1.

“It’s $500 for doing something you have to do anyway. Everybody has [...]

Finlandia Hall
December 9, 2021

Early Bird Scholarship available for incoming students who submit transcripts by Jan. 1

Finlandia University is awarding a new, one-time $500 scholarship for Fall 2022 to students who submit their transcripts to Finlandia Admissions by Jan. 1, 2022. The Early Bird Scholarship is awarded to the student upon acceptance to the university.

“All prospective students applying for admission to Finlandia University are required to submit their transcripts; they can’t be officially accepted to FinnU without taking this step. Offering the $500 Early Bird Scholarship as a way to incentivize students to get their [...]

October 20, 2021

Rajala joins Financial Aid staff

Finlandia’s Financial Aid department recently welcomed alumna Jenna Rajala (’15) as the new Coordinator of Student Accounts. Rajala started her higher education journey as a Finlandia student in 2004 and returned to finish her Physical Therapist Assistant degree at the university in 2015.

“This will be my third adventure at Finlandia but my first experience as a staff member,” Rajala said.

After graduating, Rajala worked for a local nursing home as a physical therapist assistant and later served as coordinator for [...]

July 20, 2021

Work-Study job openings posted for 2021-22

Finlandia University has posted its Federal Work-Study Program student job openings for the 2021-22 school year. The program, led by Financial Aid Counselor Marie Bonenfant, is administered and coordinated by the Office of Financial Aid and Human Resources. Finlandia receives funds each year from the federal government to administer the program and pay the students. The program encourages community service and work related to the student’s course of study whenever possible.

“The Federal Work-Study program provides jobs to students to help [...]

June 24, 2021

Finlandia Alumni Board raises $15,000 for student textbooks

The Finlandia Alumni Board (FAB) started Giving Day in 2019 determined to give back to current students in the way of textbook awards. Recipients receive a gift certificate to North Wind Books in the amount of $250 to help offset the rising cost of textbooks. 35 students received textbook awards in 2019, with almost $9,000 raised. In 2020, Giving Day was repurposed to assist the university in its Safe Open plan, with money raised going toward baseline testing, PPE and [...]

June 3, 2021

Student application now open for $250 Alumni Association Textbook Awards

Finlandia students who are enrolled for Fall 2021 are encouraged to apply for a $250 Alumni Association Textbook Award. The Award, given in the form of a North Wind Books gift certificate, is open to all students who meet the following the criteria:

Enrolled full-time for Fall 2021 In good academic standing Degree-seeking

The free application will be open until Friday, August 6 at 4:30 p.m. and recipients will be notified by August 16.

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