Senior Exit Interviews and Financial Literacy Sesssions — 4/29, 4/30, 5/1

Dear Graduating Senior,

This email is to inform you of the exit interview process for student loans you have borrowed at Wesleyan.  All students who borrowed a Federal Stafford Loan, Perkins, or Wesleyan Loan are required to complete an exit interview for each loan type prior to graduation.  This process informs you of your rights and responsibilities as a loan borrower and your repayment options. 

There will be three loan exit presentations:

Monday, April 29, 2013: 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013: 4:00 p.m. – 5:30pm

All three sessions will be held in Exley Science Center: Room 150.

These informational sessions are designed to provide you with repayment information for federal and institutional loans you may have borrowed while at Wesleyan.  Information on debt management, budget management, and default prevention, will also be presented at each session.  Representatives from the offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid will be available to address your questions.

At the session, you will also receive your exit interview packet.  The packet contains a list of all the loans you have borrowed while at Wesleyan and instructions for completing the mandatory Federal Stafford, Perkins and Wesleyan Loan exit interviews.  If you cannot attend, your packet will be mailed to your campus address.  All exit interview materials must be completed by Friday, May 10,2013.  It is university policy to withhold both the diploma and official transcripts for any student who does not complete these mandated loan exit interviews.

Please mark your calendar and plan on attending one of these sessions.  Note that the sessions are NOT “drop-in” presentations; you should be there from the start in order to avail yourself of the information presented. 

Please contact any of the individuals listed below for any questions or concerns OR if you believe you have not received any loans while at Wesleyan OR if you have paid off your loans!


Jacqueline Outlaw, Assistant Director, Office of Financial Aid, (860) 685-3320,                                     Nancy McLees, Associate Director,  Office of Student Accounts,    (860) 685-2823,                         Margaret Neale, Department Assistant, Office of Financial Aid,  (860) 685-2862,




Financial Aid Form Assistance — 4/18 & 19 and 5/8

Financial Aid Application Deadline May 15th

Having trouble filling out FAFSA, PROFILE, or completing your financial aid application???  The deadline for the application is May 15th. Don’t wait that late, get help now. The Financial Aid Office is hosting times in their office for students to stop by and receive the help they need (though you may stop in anytime during normal office hours). The Office is located on the 2nd Floor of North College and their phone number is 860-685-2800.

Times include*:   April 18, 9am-11am    April 19, 3pm-5pm    May 8, 11am-1pm, 3pm-5pm

*The Financial Aid Office is open Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm. You can stop by anytime with any questions even those regarding the financial aid application process.

Steven Kovach ’13, Chair, Financial Aid Committee

Financial Aid Forum — 10/10, 7 p.m.

Financial Aid Forum

Monday, October 10,  Usdan 110,  7 p.m.

The Financial Aid Office invites you to a presentation and open forum to learn more about financial aid issues at Wesleyan.  Hosted by the new financial aid director, John Gudvangen, this is an opportunity to share ideas about financial aid, student loans, student employment, student accounts, and Wesleyan’s commitment to need-blind admission and meeting 100% of calculated financial need.  Come for the cookies and brownies, stay for the conversation.  7 p.m.  Monday, October 10, 2011, Usdan 110.  For questions, x2800 or

Financial Aid Help Sessions — Mon., Tues. & Thurs.

Need help filling out your Financial Aid Application for 2011-12? 
Come to one of the Financial Aid Form Help Sessions happening this week.

Financial Aid Staff will be on hand to answer your questions and provide assistance filling out the necessary forms. 

Sessions will be held: 
Monday, April 18, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PAC 002 (Class of 1965 Classroom)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Usdan 110 (Andersen Meeting Room)

Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PAC 001 (Hansel Lecture Hall)

If you have any questions, contact Sandy Durosier ’13 (sdurosier@wes) or Zachary Malter ’13 (zmalter@wes).

Financial Aid Form Help

Need help filling out financial aid forms?
Bring your dinner and come with any financial aid questions!

Come to Usdan 110 at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 12th

A financial aid advisor will be there to answer your questions and help you fill out your forms.
**Bring your tax forms if necessary!

Organized by the First Generation College Student Coalition and the Financial Aid Office


WSA–Financial Aid Forum Thurs., 10/21 — 7 p.m.


Do you (or your friends) have any stories you want to tell about your experience with financial aid at Wesleyan? Would you like to help improve the financial aid process in any way?


The Wesleyan Student Assembly is hosting this year’s Financial Aid Forum where we would like you to come and share your financial aid experiences. Your opinions will enable us to discuss a variety of topics with the Financial Aid Office in their semester meeting with the WSA’s Financial Aid Committee. 

The forum will take place at 7:00 pm on Thursday, October 21st, 2010 in the Nics Lounge. Food will be provided.

For more information, you can contact Sandy A. Durosier at or Zachary Malter at, or follow the link to the facebook group,

Financial Aid Info

Dear Returning Student:

This email contains important information on reapplying for financial aid for the 2010/11 academic year. Detailed thumbnailCAI1BMYBinstructions are now available, please sign onto your E-Portfolio (EP) and log into SIMON for individual application procedure.

It is very important to meet the May 15th deadline.  This will ensure that you receive your eligibility determination before the fall billing and prevent you from being assessed a reduction in grant aid (if applicable). Failure to meet the May 15th deadline will result in a $1,000 scholarship penalty, and a $2,000 penalty if after July 15th.  The loss of scholarship will be replaced with available loan funding.  The recommended date to have all documents in process is April 24th.  Wesleyan reserves the right not to award any institutional funds if an application is completed after August 1, 2010. Our office is here to help you in any way we can; feel free to contact us with any questions. 

Sincerely, Jamie Seadeek, Department Assistant



•           It is your responsibility to reapply for aid each year. Visit our website at for important updates and application information.

•           On-line access to your financial aid information via SIMON: use your Wes ID and 8-digit date of birth to log in.

•           To avoid important correspondence being considered “junk mail”, please be sure to approve in your email account(s).

•           You must make satisfactory progress towards your degree as outlined in the Wesleyan University Student Handbook.  Failure to make satisfactory progress may result in ineligibility for financial assistance.

•           Note, if you receive a revised award anytime during the year, you will be directed by email to view the changes on SIMON, an updated paper award letter will not be generated- Go Green!