The graduate assistantship in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships gives the student a broad based understanding of the financial aid profession. This work experience will prepare the graduate assistant to take an entry level position within the financial aid community upon graduation. As a part of the assistantship experience the graduate assistant will learn about need analysis, packaging, verification, and the processing of student aid. They also gain a great deal of front-line experience in counseling with students and their families regarding all aspects of the financial aid process. The major project assigned during the assistantship is coordination of our Financial Aid Awareness activities.