The mission of the Office of Student Financial Aid is to provide educational access and opportunity for all students. We promote participation in higher education by providing programs of assistance to help bridge the gap between the cost of attending the University and the family's own resources. Through the equitable distribution of available resources, we foster an economically and ethnically diverse student body. We counsel students on many different levels, helping them learn life experiences in a safe environment. Most of all, we strive to exhibit compassion to all who need our help.