College Week Aims to Help Students with Financial Aid Application

October 11, 2016

Graduating seniors across the country are looking for ways to pay for their college education. In an effort to assist students to begin the process of seeking financial aid, San Angelo ISD has teamed up with the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, the P-16+ Education Partnership, and other community educators to host College Week.

College Week, which will be held October 17-20, will give parents and students an opportunity to meet with financial aid professionals to receive help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA, which is the federally required form for students seeking financial aid (including grants, loans and work-study), is the first and most important financial aid tool for students who will be college freshmen next year. Families are encouraged to complete and submit the FAFSA, even if they are unsure at this time of their student’s educational plans for next year as funds from FAFSA are first come first served.

College Week sessions will be held at various locations in San Angelo including both SAISD high schools. All San Angelo and Concho Valley high school students and their parents are invited to attend. By participating in one of these free events, families of college-bound students will take an important step toward applying for the financial resources necessary to make college a reality.

Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Lake View High School Library - 900 E. 43rd Street
Howard College Student Services Building Library - 3501 N US Hwy 67

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Central High School Tucker Hall Room 109 - 655 Caddo Street

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
ASU Math-Computer Science Bldg. Computer Lab 111A - 2200 Dena Drive

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 – 4:00-7:00 p.m.
TLCA Annex Building - 5687 Melrose

Families who attend will need to bring income tax information and their student’s social security number. See the attached flyer for a specific list of items to bring.

For more information about College Week, contact Peggy Arnold at the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, 655-4136. For more information about college financial aid, contact the Lake View High School Counseling Center at 659-3500, ext. 128, or the Central High School Counseling Center at 659-3434, ext. 118.