Free college financial aid workshops

Free college financial aid workshops
Posted on 10/17/2016
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Free workshops aimed at providing parents
with information on financial aid for college


BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County School District is sponsoring a pair of free workshops for parents on how to help finance their children’s college educations.

The primary target audience is parents of high school seniors and juniors.  About 300 parents attended last year’s sessions.

The first workshop will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 in Bluffton High School’s Performing Arts Center from 6-7 p.m.  An identical workshop will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at Beaufort High School’s Performing Arts Center, also from 6-7 p.m. 

Presenters will include representatives from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, the Technical College of the Lowcountry, South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Scholarships for Military Families, the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and Vocational Rehabilitation, Scholarships and Grants.

Presenters will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, including FAFSA and the CSS Profile.  Information also will be presented on local, state and national grants, loans and scholarship opportunities.