(YOU)HSP Spotlight: Molly Hurley

Published on 01 October 2021

Name: Molly Hurley
Position: Coordinator, Financial Aid
Hobbies: When I am not watching “Cocomelon” or “Baby Shark,” I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping, walking and listening to podcasts.
Interesting Fact: I can recite the alphabet backwards in under 10 seconds.

Tell us about yourself.

I have been at UHSP for six years working in both the Office of Financial Aid and the Office of the Registrar. I completed my undergraduate degree from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, and I am finishing my Doctor of Education at University of Missouri-St. Louis. I have one-year-old twins and a six-year-old golden retriever and we love to spend time outside.

What does a typical day look like for you?

I love my job because every day is different! One thing that is consistent day-to-day is meeting with students and families. This is my favorite part of my job. I enjoy helping students make the transition to higher education.

What are you passionate about?

Outside of my family, I am passionate about financial literacy and making that available to students. Part of my dissertation focused on implementing financial literacy programs in schools.

What do you want students to know about the Office of Financial Aid?

I would like students to know that they can always come see us! Whether its in-person or virtually, we are always here to walk them through their financial aid package and help in any way we can. If there are things they need help with or don’t understand, we encourage them to come visit us in the Academic and Research Building on the second floor (ARB 202).

Can you share upcoming deadlines that students should know about?

Starting on Oct. 1, you can file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 school year!

The FAFSA is completed by students to determine eligibility for financial aid so we encourage students to fill out their application as soon as possible.

The Office of Financial Aid is available to help students evaluate their options and create a plan to help them reach their higher education goals.

More than 94% of current UHSP students receive some form of financial aid.

Learn more about the Office of Financial Aid.

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