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Shepherd student wins iPad from Office of Financial Aid

ISSUED: 27 April 2012
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
(Shepherd student wins iPad from Office of Financial Aid)

Shepherdstown, WV--Shepherd University student Benjamin Sullivan, a senior from Martinsburg, was the recipient of an iPad 2 from the Office of Financial Aid's campaign to educate and encourage students about money management during and after college.

The campaign, "Be Legit and Financially Fit," provides students with the tools to formulate solid, basic money management skills, promoting a life of financial wellness after graduation.

This semester, the Office of Financial Aid held numerous events around campus talking with students about financial aid literacy.

"The goal of the program is to help students understand how financial decisions made now impact their future," said Sandra Bennett, director of financial aid. "We are providing students with realistic information on their future earnings based on their major and encouraging sound borrowing, budgeting, and credit decisions."

Students were encouraged to enter a drawing for an iPad 2 by taking a short quiz on money management.

Sullivan is a PROMISE scholar and computer and information sciences major. He became aware of the program through an e-mail from the Office of Financial Aid and said he learned a lot about credit scores from the quiz and that the online resources were very helpful.

The Office of Financial Aid's website offers many tools students and families can utilizes 24 hours a day that assist in financial awareness and literacy.

For more information, visit www.shepherd.edu/faoweb.

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Sandra Bennett, director of financial aid presents Benjamin Sullivan with his prize iPad 2.

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