High-school seniors can get free help through Jan. 31 filling out federal financial-id forms to pay for college.
High-school seniors in the College Bound Scholarship program, and all other seniors looking for financial aid for college, can get help filling out the federal student-aid application at free workshops through Jan. 31.
Because of last week’s snow and ice storms, a number of the free College Goal Sunday workshops were rescheduled or canceled.
Feb. 1 is the deadline to fill out financial-aid forms for students in Washington’s College Bound program — a scholarship program that promises to pay in-state public-college tuition for low-income students who signed up in middle school, kept a C average, stayed out of legal trouble and successfully applied to a higher-education institution, including community and technical colleges.
Nearly 16,000 Washington students who are seniors this year are eligible for the program. So far about 3,400 have filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
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The workshops are open to any student applying for financial aid. At the sessions, students and parents can talk to expert financial-aid administrators and get help filling out the FAFSA.
Workshop organizers will help students learn about filing deadlines and paying for college, and ensure that students receive all the aid programs for which they are financially eligible.
A complete list of the workshops and the information you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA can be found at www.collegegoalsundaywa.org, or by calling toll-free 1-888-758-2253. Call or check the website for directions and to make sure the event has not been rescheduled.
Some of the area workshops include:
Thursday: Seattle Central Community College, Room BE1104C, 3 p.m.; Chief Sealth High School, Seattle, 7-9 p.m.; Kentridge High School library, Kent, 2-7 p.m.; Everett Community College East Campus (Monroe), Tye Building, #302, 6-8 p.m.
Friday: Federal Way Library, 1-5 p.m.
Saturday: Green River Community College, Auburn, 1-4 p.m.; Everett Community College, Shuksan Hall, Room 141, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday: Renton School District Building, 4-8 p.m.
Tuesday: Nathan Hale High School, Seattle, 6-8 p.m.; Kent-Meridian High School library, Kent, 2-7 p.m.
The workshops are being sponsored by area nonprofit organizations that help low-income students find ways to pay for college, and by school districts and community colleges.
Katherine Long: 206-464-2219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter @katherinelong.