The Advocates for FAFSA Program is an outreach and support program designed to raise awareness about Federal and State programs and scholarship resources to help make education beyond high school more attainable. Our experienced FAFSA Advocates (who are college students themselves) provide near-peer effective support to help make the financial aid process easy and comprehensible for students and their families.
Access & Outreach Specialist
Jody P. Perkins, BIS
MIS (in progress)
Office: 801-626-7027 | Cell: 385-600-4001
Every prospective college student and current college student needs to fill out their FAFSA. It doesn’t matter if you are a traditional student or a non-traditional college student married with children - truly know that the financial help you need is available. Even if you may have enough money to pay for college, still apply for FAFSA. You may still receive grants, additional scholarships, and low-cost financial aid opportunities.
“Filling out the FAFSA every year during my undergrad brought me peace of mind. I was able to focus on work, my studies, as well as my family. Knowing that I have access to additional funds that can offset living expenses and defray the cost of my education has been a huge load off my shoulders. As I continue to better my life by pursuing my Master’s degree, I still rely on the benefits and resources that financial aid has to provide.
FAFSA Advocate, Team Lead
Senior | Major: Environmental Science, Minor: Botany
"After a decade-long career in Healthcare, I returned to University to pursue my passion and have a career that allows me to enjoy the outdoors. The main reason I am able to afford to pursue higher education is due to the federal financial aid from filling out the FAFSA form. I receive a full Pell Grant which currently covers tuition and fees. I also qualified for the work-study program. I conveniently work at WSU and am able to cover my living expenses while attending school."
FAFSA Advocate, Team Lead
Sophomore | Major: Undecided, Minor: Health Sciences
"Applying for financial aid has been beneficial to me by helping me pay for the costs of higher education and allowing me to focus more on my studies”
Freshman | Major: Zoology, Minor: Psychology
“Applying for financial aid has been beneficial for me because it has given me many scholarships and loans to help me progress through school”.
Freshman | Major: Duasocial Sciences Composite Teaching, History Teaching
“Through my own personal experience, filling out my FAFSA is what has allowed me to be able to peruse my passion of being an educator. It has allowed me to continue on with my education and go to college. When I first applied for FAFSA I didn’t think I was going to get anything. Instead, I received a pell grant and got my first year at school paid for. This year I qualified for work-study, which helps me go to school and become more involved in my school”.
Freshman | Major: Health Sciences Dental Hygiene
“FAFSA has opened a new door for me to seek a higher education, and it has made me believe in myself that everything is possible”.