I spend a fair amount of time looking at other institutions’ publications and web materials. The lot of us in higher education like to share ideas from time to time, so there’s a good amount of give and get within the professions, which in my case is enrollment management. And, yes, there is a sort of “space race” when it comes to who has the strongest web presence.
We are doing pretty well on that front. Example: the most up-to-date, transparent, organized, informative, and, well, beautiful financial aid web page that I have ever seen resides on this very web site, and it’s managed by our very own the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
In the weeks to come, I will blog (I have resisted using “blog” as a verb; this, until now. Today, it just feels right) further about the financial aid process in an effort to highlight inderstanding its importance and intricacies as one prepares for enrollment–not just at Loyola, but anywhere. I often tell families to think of financial aid as a three credit course full of helpful information. Those who invest the time to learn more about the processes and their various components will be very well prepared to make the investment in a university education. And, so prepared, such students and families can focus on the most important aspects of their educations–books, courses, experiences, friendships, and more.
Have you ever seen such a well done web page directory? http://www.loyno.edu/financialaid/site-index.