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Collin College Hosts "How to Apply for Financial Aid"

Feb. 6, 2014 – Finances don’t have to be a barrier to higher education.  Helping students separate financial aid facts from myths, Collin College’s Destination College Department will host its “How to Apply for Financial Aid” workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Spring Creek Campus in Plano, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway.

Attendees will review financial aid concepts such as the different types of aid, the application process, working with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and more.

Destination College Coordinator Brooke Ingersoll said in today’s economy many people dismiss the idea of a college education, believing they can’t afford it.

“However, the Office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion to more than 15 million students attending colleges and universities each year,” Ingersoll said. “Workshop participants will learn the most effective means for gaining access to that financial assistance.”

While this event is free to attend, registration is required. To register, visit www.collin.edu/destinationcollege. For questions, call 972.377.1772.

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.