New Paltz to begin using standardized financial aid award letter this fall

February 25, 2013

Financial aid awards will be easier to analyze thanks to a standardized Financial Aid Award Letter that New Paltz, and other SUNY campuses, will adopt for the 2013-14 academic year. The letter is part of the SUNY Smart Track™ campaign, SUNY’s broader commitment to transparency in college financing.

Stating his support for the standardized letter, Daniel Sistarenik, director of New Paltz’s Financial Aid Office, said, “I think the new letter is a great consumer information tool as it requires families to stop and think about loan debt well before they make a final college choice.”

L. David Eaton, New Paltz’s vice president of enrollment management, stated, “We endorse the SUNY Standardized award letter and Smart Track campaign that Chancellor Zimpher has launched. Overall, prospective students and families should experience a more transparent and simpler navigation of the college financing challenges ahead via this new standardized award letter.”

Read more about the SUNY Standardized award letter and Smart Track campaign here.

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