Financial Aid & Scholarship Seminar Offered Dec. 4

Financial Aid & Scholarship Seminar Offered Dec. 4

12/02/2013

 

 

Financial Aid & Scholarship Seminar Offered Dec. 4

Students and Parents Encouraged to Create a Plan for Financing College

OTTUMWA, IOWA (Dec. 2, 2013) — High school juniors, seniors and their parents can learn about the college financial aid and scholarship process at a free information seminar provided by the new Southeast Iowa Student Success Center, a regional hub of the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN). Both the program and the center are free and open to the public.

The event will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 4 at the Indian Hills Community College campus in the Bennett Student Services building in Ottumwa. During the presentation students and parents will receive answers to questions on topics including the financial aid process, FAFSA application review, understanding FAFSA results, understanding costs, college comparisons, financial aid options, scholarships process and where to go for help.

“It’s vital in today’s world of growing college costs that students have a financial plan in place before they begin college. Unfortunately it’s not always an easy process, especially if you are trying to figure things out on your own,” explained Maria Guevara, ICAN student success advisor. “Understanding the application process, the requirements for reporting income and assets, all of this can be daunting for any student, but especially for first-time college bound families. This program will help clear up that confusion so families know what to do. I would encourage juniors and seniors, as well as their parents to attend.”

For attendees seeking a more personalized planning session, individual advising appointments can be scheduled following the presentation. For more information about the presentation, students and parents should contact Maria Guevara at the Southheast Iowa Student Success Center by calling 515-402-7705 or emailing mguevara@ICANsucceed.org.

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About ICAN

The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has eight locations in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Ottumwa, Sioux City and Waterloo, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org.

 

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