District 87 Hosting College Financial Aid Workshop Saturday

Parents and students are invited to attend the workshop to learn about financial aid options and to get assistance filling out the FAFSA.

Most parents are pleased to know their children are working hard to get into college. Once those applications get sent and the acceptance letters arrive, the reality hits: How much is college going to cost and how to pay for it?

While paying for college isn’t an issue for some families, for many it’s a real concern. A program being held Saturday at Glenbard North High School will address these concerns. The Glenbard Parent Series — Making Dreams Reality will hold the program: Paying for College 2013 Financial Aid Workshop at 2 p.m., Feb. 2 at Glenbard North.

The program is open to parents and students and it will offer an overview on financial aid, types of aid available, how to apply, the process and award letters, according to Glenbard District 87.

Parents and students who attend the event should be prepared and bring the following materials, which will be needed to submit the 2012-13 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): 2012 federal tax return, 2012 W2 Forms, records of untaxed income and investment/asset/business value.

High school seniors and their parents will meet in the computer lab to submit the 2012-13 FAFSA online with assistance from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and financial aid specialists.

The program is free and open to all. During the program babysitting will be available. A continental breakfast will be served. The workshop will be available in English and Spanish. Registration is not required.

To learn more contact Gilda Ross, District 87 student and community special projects coordinator, at 630-942-7573.

The workshop will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 2 at Glenbard North High School, 990 Kuhn Road, Carol Stream.

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