July marks an exciting time for Parents & Families Services with many new changes on the horizon.
Starting for the first time this academic year, all families will have access to the Parents and Families Association with no additional charges thanks to PFS’ continued collaboration with the Office of New Student Programs. The Parents and Families Association provides access to all of the resources provided by the office of PFS such as print and electronic newsletters, emergency communications, social media, invitations to events and membership in the VIP program, which includes discounts for a variety of services.
PFS also made it easier for parents to personalize the parent portal in MyPack Portal. All parents whose students provide them with access to the parent portal can now independently update and manage their own contact information and that of any affiliated family members.
A free new program offered through the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid aims to make students and staff more financially literate.
The program, SALT, comes complete with interactive lessons and classes, such as Money 101, loan calculators and scholarship searches accessible on its website.
Backed by the nonprofit American Student Assistance, SALT derives its name from Roman times during which they used salt for trade, and it also translates well to other languages.
Aside from financial tips, SALT provides information about job and internship opportunities.
“We were looking for a program not only focused on loans and debt, but a more comprehensive program,” said Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Assistant Director Tara Micgiel. “It helps keep students on the path for financial success in college and beyond.”