AHS, DCHS to host FAFSA Help Nights

October 1, 2018 | 3:00 am

Updated October 1, 2018 | 6:06 am

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Apollo and Daviess County high schools are hosting FAFSA Help Nights to provide information and support to families who have questions or need assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process.

Both events are open to the public. Everyone is welcome; attendance is not limited to students and families in the Daviess County Public Schools district. Advance registration is not required.

“FAFSA is essential for students, even if they aren’t eligible for grants or financial aid, because schools require it to be filed in order to even receive scholarships or take loans,” Trey Pippin, College and Career Readiness coach at DCHS said.

A free family dinner will be provided at both events, offering pizza, cookies and soft drinks. Free childcare will also be available at the Apollo High School event only.

Parents and guardians will have the opportunity to work with local college financial aid officers from Owensboro Community and Technical College, Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College, who will provide free professional financial assistance for families who are exploring options and opportunities for their high school seniors to attend college next year.

“The tools we offer our families for FAFSA assistance are really invaluable. The professional financial aid community comes together to walk through the often tedious process step-by-step to make it much easier to complete,” Pippin said. “The FAFSA can be confusing and having the opportunity to work with experts to complete it is something I’d recommend families seriously consider.”

All high school seniors are encouraged to file the FAFSA in the month of October. That application is required before a student can receive financial aid, work-study, college loans and many scholarships.

These programs are sponsored by AHS and DCHS guidance departments and the Youth Service Centers, who work closely with students/families and College and Career Readiness coaches to ensure that every student has the opportunity to attain a college education in his/her field of interest.

The Apollo event is scheduled from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4. AHS is located at 2280 Tamarack
Road. The DCHS program will be from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the high school, 4255 New
Hartford Road.

October 1, 2018 | 3:00 am

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