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Workshop Outlines How to Apply for Financial Aid

Jan. 22, 2016 – Figuring out how to pay for college can be very stressful for future college students and their parents. Financial aid can be a big help, but where do you start?

The next Destination College workshop will make the process a little clearer with “How to Apply for Financial Aid,” from 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco.

Designed to sort the facts from the myths about financial aid, the workshop will introduce students and parents to the different types of aid, the application process and more. The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit www.collin.edu/destinationcollege . For more information, call 972.377.1772. 

Destination College is a Collin College initiative that helps high school students and their parents get ready for college, no matter which institution they choose. A full list of seminars is available by clicking “Upcoming Events” at www.collin.edu/destinationcollege . 

The following week, Destination College will host “Collin College Pre-Admission Partnerships: Transferring to Universities,” from 6-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano. That will be followed by an encore of the series’ most popular workshop, “The Magic of Storytelling: How to Write a Successful College Essay,” with Princeton Review National College Counselor Advisory Board Member Marilyn Kaufman, M.Ed.  That workshop is set for 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 1 at the Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center.

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 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. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,200 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.

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