Student Financial Aid Day

Date

February 24, 2014
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Massachusetts State House in Boston
Great Hall, Second Floor.

Contact

To sign up, please contact:

Julie Bolduc
Policy and Communications Specialist
jbolduc@wheelock.edu
617-879-2431

Student Financial Aid Day at the State House is an opportunity for college students from across Massachusetts to visit the State House and lend their voice in support for funding for need-based financial aid programs. Last year more than 250 students and staff from more than 35 colleges participated in the event.

The students from each college and university are typically accompanied by a staff person from the financial aid office or the government relations office. After assembling in the Great Hall, the students will listen to brief remarks from 2 or 3 elected officials. The legislators talk about the importance of a college education and the key role that colleges and students play in the economic engine of the state. They also offer some advice on how to effectively lobby/talk to legislators and their staff during office visits.

After the speaking portion of the program the students are then directed to visit the offices of the Senators and Representatives that represent the city or town where their college is located as well as the elected official from their home town. Students will be provided talking points, maps of the State House, and a list identifying which Senators and Representatives represent both the district where the college is located and each student's hometown.

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