Students say this year financial aid notices are being received earlier than in years past, and the financial aid line is moving at a faster pace.
A university official says six vacancies in the financial aid office were filled this past year, and a more aggressive effort was made this spring to remind students to qualify for their aid.
"I've noticed that they are alerting you faster through e-mail, and they are letting you know about things that are missing. You're not having to come up here and wait in a long line after three weeks of wondering why your things haven’t been posted," said FAMU senior Shataedra Ferguson.
Financial aid specialist James McMillan says, to date, close to 9,000 of the university's financial aid recipients have received their aid packages.