A primary deterrent for many who wish to go to college is “how am I going to pay for it?” It’s a valid question as many don’t have families that can afford to fund a higher education and trying to work your way through college, while paying for all expenses, is not always a feasible option.
If you’re looking for funding to pay for college, the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is a must to complete to qualify for grants, loans, work study programs, and more to be able to offset the costs of a higher education. If you’re a high school junior or senior, or an adult interested in going/returning to college, we invite you to a free workshop providing you with the information you need to know about the FAFSA.
Join your Mockingbird Branch Library (1326 N. Mockingbird Ln.) on Tuesday, February 22 at 5:30PM for a free program titled FAFSA: How to Apply for Federal Student Aid. For this program, we’ll welcome in guest speaker Yulissa Rios, who is a financial aid counselor at Abilene Christian University, and she will cover everything you need to do to submit your FAFSA online. Such will include what information is needed, how student eligibility is determined, what loans you’ll be eligible for, and more.
Come with something to take notes on, participate in a Q&A session at the end of the program, and get the information you need from a local professional when it comes to finding money for college. We hosted one session earlier this month, which was well-received, and this will be a repeat session for those unable to attend the first one.
Take control of your educational future by coming out to this program and getting the facts you need to achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself.