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Foundation Hosts Free Workshops to Aid Students Preparing for College

8/20/2019

Are you a student planning to attend college next year, but don’t know how you will pay for school? The first step in the college financial aid process is completion of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Filing of this application is required to apply for federal student aid. Students will want to file the FAFSA at fafsa.gov as soon as possible after it opens on October 1, 2019.

The Scholarship Foundation is hosting FREE workshops throughout the 2019-2020 academic year to help students and families successfully navigate the financial aid process and make smart decisions regarding college choice. The workshops are held at The Scholarship Foundation’s office (6825 Clayton Ave, Suite 100, St. Louis, MO 63139). All workshops are free and open to the public; registration is appreciated, but not required. For more information or to register, call 314-725-7990 or email info@sfstl.org.

FAFSA workshops will be held prior to the opening of the application. Listed below are the dates of these workshops as well as dates for the Financial Basics Workshop and Decision-Making: Using Award Letters to Assess Affordability.

FAFSA Workshop explains the FAFSA, its importance, and how to complete the application.
•    Wednesday, September 11, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
•    Wednesday, September 25, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
Foundation student advisors offer one-on-one support to students needing assistance with filing a FAFSA. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Foundation.

Financial Aid Basics Workshop helps students learn about different sources of financial aid, private scholarships, and comparing best options.
•    Wednesday, October 16, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
•    Wednesday, November 6, 6:30 to 7:30 pm

Decision-Making: Using Award Letters to Assess Affordability Workshop offers help with assessing offer letters, comparing financial aid packages, and determining next steps!
•    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 6:30 to 7:30 pm
•    Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6:30 to 7:30 pm
•    Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6:30 to 7:30 pm