Traversing the maze of college funding

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I CAN, Ohio State Marion, MTC team up to provide direction crucial college funding form

Financial aid representatives from The Ohio State University at Marion, Marion Technical College, and the I CAN Center of Excellence, an Ohio college access network program, will offer free college funding guidance to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) during a series of FAFSA Completion Sessions on the Marion campus and pre-designated locations throughout central and north-central Ohio this January and February.

Completing the FAFSA by February 15, 2013 is critical to securing college funding for anyone considering attending a college in 2013-14 academic year.  The FAFSA is used to determine the amount of money a family is expected to contribute to the price of attending a postsecondary institution. The results of the FAFSA are used in determining federal and state student grants, work study, and loan amounts, by colleges and universities across the United States. 

All area FAFSA Completion Nights require students and parents to bring income and asset information to the session and representatives will provide assistance in filling out the online FAFSA form. Information concerning precise documentation to bring is available through your area high school or college financial aid office and listed on the Ohio State Marion website under the FAFSA registration link.

A college student’s financial aid package may consist of a combination of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time work through the Federal Work Study program or other outside employment. The priority deadline to apply for maximum financial aid awards, including federal, state and institutional aid, is February 15, 2013 for students planning to attend an Ohio State regional campus during the 2013-2014 academic year, but may vary for other institutions.

Filing for financial aid does not obligate you to enroll, nor does it guarantee an award; it only begins the process of your financial planning in anticipation of your enrollment.

For more information FAFSA Completion Nights or other financial aid questions, contact the Ohio State Marion Office of Financial Aid via email at: or call (740) 725-6337 or email: or call (740) 725-6389. FAFSA Completion Nights are free and open to the public as a service to the community no matter the college or university you plan to attend.

This event is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required by visiting:

FAFSA Completion Nights Schedule
(Unless otherwise specified all FAFSA sessions will be held on the Marion campus of The Ohio State University at Marion Technical College, 1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio, in the Library Classroom Building)

January 2013 FAFSA Completion Nights
Wednesday, January 16, 6-8 p.m., Tri-Rivers Career Center
Wednesday, January 23, 5-8 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231
Monday, January 28, 5-8 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231
Wednesday, January 30, 5-8 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room  230 & 231
Thursday, January 31, 6:30-8 p.m., Marysville High School Library

February 2013 FAFSA Nights
Monday, February 4, 5-8 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231 
Wednesday, February 6, 5-8 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231
Monday, February 11, 6-8 p.m., Carey High School
Tuesday, February 12, 4-6:30 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231
Thursday, February 14, 4-6:30 p.m., Library Classroom Building, Room 230 & 231

College Goal Sunday
Sunday, February 10, 2-4 p.m., Columbus State Community College Delaware