WSCC plans financial workshops

SCOTTVILLE - West Shore Community College’s Financial Aid Office will host a series of financial aid workshops for prospective college students and their families. High school students as well as adults considering going to college are encouraged to attend one of these events.

“We will be offering workshops with information that is applicable to attendance at any college, university or other post-secondary institution,” said Juliann Murphy, WSCC director of Financial Aid.

General information will be covered about financial aid and then detailed instructions will be given on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

The workshops and will be held on the following dates:

  • Jan. 16 – Mason County Central High School at 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 17 - Manistee High School Library at 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 23 - Shelby High School at 7 p.m.
  • Jan. 26 –Bear Lake High School Media Center at 6:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 15 – WSCC Tech Center room 210 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Feb. 22 – Baldwin High School at 5:30 p.m.

“Many people don’t realize that now is the time to begin investigating financial aid and scholarship opportunities for the 2012 school year,” states Murphy. “Students could miss out on grants and scholarships by beginning the process too late. Many students also mistakenly think they will not qualify and never complete the application.”

For those unable to attend a workshop, the financial aid office, located in the Schoenherr Campus Center, will be open every Tuesday night in February until 7 p.m. The office telephone number is (231) 843-5518.