West Virginia University Extension will host informational financial aid sessions geared toward prospective college students and their parents or guardians. The sessions will take a comprehensive look at how the financial aid process works.
The next installment of this training will be on Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. via Zoom. The class is free to participants; however, limited spaces are available. Anyone interested must register ahead of time.
“This class demystifies the fears and concerns of the process by breaking it down and giving families the information they need,” said Lauren Weatherford, WVU Extension Family and Community Development agent. “This program applies to all types of post-secondary education, including vocational school, apprentice programs, community college and universities.”
The session will cover many aspects, including what FAFSA is, how it is used and what it means for families. Instructors Weatherford and Jennifer Friend, WVU Extension Agriculture and Natural Resources agent, will walk through the process of completing the FAFSA and will discuss all the necessary documents. In addition, they will go over how to read a FAFSA Student Aid Report and school financial aid award letters.
“Even if you do not think you qualify for financial aid, you should attend this program, because we explain all elements of the process,” Weatherford said.
Other forms of financial aid also will be covered, including grants, scholarships, federal work study and various types of loans.
Learn more about WVU Extension programs and resources by visiting extension.wvu.edu or follow @WVUExtension on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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