BCC to host FAFSA workshop in February

Staff report

DUBLIN — “Bladen County high school seniors who are college-bound in the fall should immediately begin the process of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, commonly called the FAFSA form,” remarks Samantha Benson, BCC director of Financial Aid.

Billions of dollars in financial aid are available to help college-bound students who are in financial need. But to be considered, you must apply.

Completing the FAFSA form automatically qualifies the student for a variety of federal and state grants, work study programs, and federal student loans. Financial assistance through a federal or state grant does not have to be repaid. Assistance provided with a work-study program allows students to be employed on campus to help with the expenses.

Bladen Community College will make this daunting task a little easier by providing a FAFSA workshop, on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 9 a.m. until noon, in the Learning Enhancement Center (Building 8) on the main campus of BCC.

High school seniors must be accompanied by a parent. FAFSA requires financial documentation from the household which can be the 2015 tax return or the W-2 forms.

Benson will lead the workshop, answering questions and assisting parents and students in the online process of applying.

More information is available at the www.CFNC.org website, which features other scholarships, grants, and loan opportunities, plus extensive information about the cost of college.

For more information about the FAFSA workshop at BCC, contact Benson at 910-879-5567.

Staff report

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