HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Harrison Central School District is hosting a College Financial Aid workshop facilitated by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Harrison High School Performing Arts Center.
For parents of all high school students, it is never too early to begin focusing on the complexity of college financial aid. For families of high school seniors, there are certain choices that must be made before Dec. 31.
The first step in applying for federal financial aid is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be done on line. A personal identification number (PIN) is required and can be obtained here.
Another form that some private colleges and universities may require for the purposes of granting financial aid is the College Scholarship Service Profile. The CSS Profile form is a financial aid application produced by The College Board and is used primarily by colleges for determining non-federal aid, such as institutional scholarships, grants, and loans.
Whether a family is filing a FAFSA, a CSS Profile or has set aside enough money to pay the cost of college, plan to attend this informational meeting to learn the most effective way to pay for college.
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