Financial Aid Event Scheduled for February 8

01/24/2014

On Saturday, February 8, Eastern Shore Community College, in conjunction with the Virginia Association of Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), will provide free professional financial aid assistance to Eastern Shore students who are planning to attend or return to any college or university next fall.

Throughout the day from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. one-on-one assistance will be available in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. This is the common financial aid application used by colleges, universities, and private career schools to determine eligibility for federal and state financial aid.  From 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. therewill be a Financial Aid 101 presentation, whichwill explain the financial aid process including how to obtain federal and state financial assistance and how to find scholarships.

Bryan Smith, ESCC Dean of Student Services, commented, “We feel too many Eastern Shore students do not attend collegebecausetheir families are intimidated by the financial aid process. Hopefully this day of free professional assistance will help families with this process. As an added bonus, we will be giving away a $100 textbook scholarship to be used at the winner’s college of choice.”

A financial aid event will also be held February 6 at Arcadia High School from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The Financial Aid 101 presentation will be made at 4:00 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Students and/or parents must bring the following items to facilitate the processing of the FAFSA:

  • Identification information (SSNs, driver’s license)
  •   2013 W-2 forms
  •   2013 tax return documents

For more information about the financial aid event contact the college at 757-789-1732 or visit http://www.vasfaa.org/super

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