LANSING, MI – Current and future college students have new teammates when it comes to tackling the cost of higher education. The Student Financial Services Bureau, within the Department of Treasury, is teaming up with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League to provide students and their families with greater access to information and resources about paying for college.
Through player appearances, radio announcements, and posting information about how to pay for college on the team’s website, the Detroit Lions will strengthen the State’s effort to provide critical information to students and their parents. The Student Financial Services Bureau will also host social media contests that include giveaways for regular season game tickets and items autographed by current Lions players. More information will be coming soon on the SFSB Facebook page and Twitter @mistudentaid.
“We are very pleased to partner with a quality organization like the Detroit Lions,” said State Treasurer Nick Khouri. “As the Lions drive for victory on the gridiron, we look forward to working with them to ensure future college students and their parents have access to all of the information they need to help pay for college.”
The Student Financial Services Bureau (SFSB) encourages students to pursue postsecondary education by providing access to student financial resources and information. Through several financial assistance programs, students receive the guidance and funding necessary to pursue their educational goals.
“The Detroit Lions recognize that wellness is more than just physical well-being – it encompasses all aspects of a young person’s life,” said Detroit Lions Senior Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships Elizabeth Parkinson. “Our partnership with the Student Financial Services Bureau is an opportunity to leverage our platform to raise awareness about resources available that ease the cost of higher education in Michigan.”
Following last season’s playoff appearance, the Detroit Lions open the 2015-2016 season this Sunday, September 13th, in San Diego.