HCCF presents postsecondary opportunity
GREENFIELD — “The Education Experience”, presented by the Hancock County Community Foundation, the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Hancock Community Education Alliance, is designed to deliver powerful educational resources to Hancock County residents of all ages.
The event will take place Monday, Feb. 11, at Greenfield-Central High School, serving G-CHS and New Palestine students, and Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Mt. Vernon High School, serving MV and Eastern Hancock students.
Each day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a focus on FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) support exclusively for graduating students and their families. A Postsecondary Education Fair at 3 p.m. will be open to the public.
Computer Labs have been designated at both locations for FAFSA Day support, where interested families will fill out the FAFSA and receive a one-on-one consultation with Dave Murray, an expert from the National Center for College Costs. By analyzing each family’s financial situation under the federal methodology used to determine need-based financial aid, Murray provides strategies and advice that will take the fear out of the college cost issue.
The FAFSA deadline is March 10, and must be completed in order to qualify for student aid, as well as participate in federal loan programs regardless of one’s financial situation.
Consultation at FAFSA Days is not a one-shot program for families. Those who participate will have staff at Murray & Associates available to them via a toll-free phone line and email in the months and years ahead as they continue to have financial aid and college-cost questions. Thanks to a $4,000 grant from the HCCF, these services are available free of charge.
The Postsecondary Education Fair, also free, will include: Anderson University, Devry University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Indiana Tech, Indiana Wesleyan University, Ivy Tech Community College, Marian University, IUPUI, Kaplan University, University of Indianapolis, Ball State University, Vincennes University, Hancock County Community Foundation, Hancock Education for Alliance, WorkOne- Greenfield and College Choice 529 Direct Savings Plan.
Visit www.giveHCgrowHC.org for more information.