Warsaw, NY- Help is here for parents, students and other family members trying to understand the college financial aid application process. The Warsaw Campus Center of Genesee Community College, in conjunction with the Wyoming County YMCA in Warsaw, is offering a free financial aid assistance program on Thursday, February 7th from 4 – 8 p.m. As part of the opportunity, five $500.00 scholarships will be awarded during the event!
Financial aid counselors from GCC will be on hand to help high school seniors and adults who want to apply for Financial Aid. The counselors will assist in filling out the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) forms. In order to receive all of the federal aid to which a student is entitled, the student must complete the FAFSA form.
Participants are asked to bring essential information, including social security numbers, birth dates, driver’s licenses, and most recent income tax returns. College Goal NY offers a checklist of what to bring here: http://collegegoalny.org/get-started/how-to-prepare.html. At the site, participants can also preregister for the event.
“Completing the FAFSA form online for the first time can be a bit complicated, and we are here to help students and their families through this very critical first step of the college experience,” Patty Chaya, associate dean of the Warsaw Campus Center said. “In addition to federal and state funds, GCC has many scholarship opportunities also available – which we are happy to help students understand and apply for.”
While GCC is hosting the event, students pursuing their education at other colleges are welcome to attend. The GCC Warsaw Campus Center is located adjacent to the Wyoming County YMCA at 115 Linwood Avenue in Warsaw. For more information, call the Y at (585) 786-2880 or visit: http://www.genesee.edu/about/campuses/Warsaw/.
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