FAFSA key to financial aid

News Release Date: 
01.13.11

Workshops offer personal assistance on completing forms to access college funding

If you are planning on attending an institution of higher education in 2011-2012, completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is crucial to ensuring federal, state, and some college/university aid is not only available, but maximized.

The Ohio State University at Marion, Marion Technical College, and The I CAN Center of Excellence are teaming up to offer assistance in completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  through a series of independent workshops during the months of January and February on the Marion campus and at The Ohio State University Delaware Center.

Individual FAFSA assistance will be offered between 5:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., with the last appointment time being 7:30 p.m. Each appointment will last approximately one hour. For a complete schedule of workshop dates, to register for a workshop, or to access general information on the FAFSA visit: www.osumarion.osu.edu/fafsa. All FAFSA completion workshops are free, but those interested in participating must pre-register online.
 
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary tool used to determine eligibility for all forms of federal and state financial aid, as well as some college and university based aid. If you plan to attend a college or university between autumn 2011 through spring 2012, you should attend one of the upcoming FAFSA Completion Night Workshops.
 
This event is free and open to all prospective college students and their parents, as well as any current student of The Ohio State University at Marion or Marion Technical College. For more information call The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Financial Aid at (740) 725-6242.