College Smart Fair
When: Saturday, November 8, 2013 from 9 a.m. till Noon
Location: Building E, Seigle Auditorium, Room E125, ECC Campus
Parking: Park in the purple lot marked E
Financial Aid 101 (Spanish sessions available)
Financial Aid can be a very confusing process for each student/parent. Financial Aid experts will be available to walk through a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), discuss the differences between grants, scholarships, and loans, and answer any specific financial aid questions from participants.
Applying for Scholarships
Explore the various methods to apply for private scholarships and funds available at the school you will attend. A financial aid professional will provide tips on essay writing, websites to explore to discover funding, and how scholarships are typically handled in the financial aid office.
How to Pay for College Without Breaking Your Budget
Learn about the hidden costs of college and how to maximize savings for expenses. Hear from industry professionals on what questions to ask your college’s Student Accounts office, what forms of payments are typically accepted, how the payment process links to financial aid, and the importance of the privacy of your information.