Thursday, January 16, 2014

Financial Aid Series

The idea of a high education typically brings one of two feelings: 1) freedom, hope, excitement, and endless possibilities of how to change the future, or 2) fear of taking on thousands or tens of thousands of dollars of debt.  The first is most likely to be felt by a hopeful senior on their way into college, while the second is undoubtedly felt, or feared, by parents.  For the second year in a row, ISM College Planning will be at the library on Monday, January 20 at 6:30 p.m.  The experts will calm your nerves by covering the different types of financial aid, as well as important dates, forms and resources.  You'll learn valuable information and the experts are always excited to answer questions, so have a few ready.

The second program in our Financial Aid Series is on Tuesday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m.  Families will need to bring student and parent social security numbers, completed federal tax forms and other asset or income information.  You will be happy to attend the second session because the experts will be in the room providing one-on-one assistance to help you fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  You'll have your paperwork done and submitted far before the March 10 deadline.  Registration is not required, but it is recommended.  Those who register will receive a reminder phone call.  If college is sending fear surging through your body, remember that knowledge is power and it's never too early to start planning.

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