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SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University’s Office of Financial Aid began delivering financial aid packages to incoming students on Thursday. The packages provide critical information about the financial aid students may be eligible to receive if they choose to pursue an education at Shepherd.

Shepherd University Director of Financial Aid Jacob Witt talked about how the University has adapted to the delayed rollout of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from the U.S. Department of Education.

This is the first year Shepherd will send all financial aid packages digitally, which Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management Will Bell said helps students weigh their options.

Bell is quoted as saying, “It’s difficult for families to make decisions when they don’t know what’s affordable. After the FAFSA delays, we are excited to deliver this information to students instantly through digital channels.”

Shepherd University made the decision some months ago to delay deadlines for applications and decision-making to give students more time to consider their options.

Updates on application deadlines and additional resources for students and families are available at a link on the university’s Web page.

Witt says Shepherd has flexible enrollment up to the beginning of the fall semester.