Financial aid manager recognized with state award

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

April-TovarVANCOUVER, Wash. – April Tovar, student financial services manager at Washington State University Vancouver, was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the Washington Financial Aid Association for extraordinary commitment over a sustained period of time.

She was instrumental in developing and delivering the state Train-the-Trainer program where financial aid professionals provide basic training for high school counselors so they are better able to respond to student and family financial aid needs and questions.

Tovar provides leadership by developing new programs, services and timely communication to promote and educate students/families about the financial aid and scholarship process. She has been instrumental in development and delivery of College Goal Washington, FAFSA Feed and A-Z of Financial Aid Workshops.