Cash for college event set at LBW

Published 12:19 am Wednesday, January 24, 2018

LBW Community College is conducting “Cash for College,” a free program to help college-bound students and their families get help in opening the door for financial aid money for college.

The event is designed to help any student interested in attending college to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and will be held at LBWCC in Andalusia, Opp, and Greenville on Feb. 1, 2018, 5:30 p.m.

“Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships,” said Donna Bass, LBWCC director of financial aid.

“We invite all individuals interested in attending any college, and their parents, to attend this event to learn more about the types of financial aid available and get help in the application process.”

The event takes place two weeks before the College’s online scholarship application deadline, she said.

“This event is open to all students, regardless of age, who are seeking financial aid to pay for college expenses for the next academic year.”

Whether a student will graduate from high school in May, is a current college student, or an adult who is returning to pursue higher education, this “Cash for College” event will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA accurately and on time.

Those planning to attend should bring completed 2016 IRS income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2016 income and benefits information, said Bass.

It is recommended that parents attend with dependent students, usually those under the age of 24. Bring tax information for the parents as well as dependents if they worked last year. Students age 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own 2016 tax, income and benefits information.

“This is an opportunity for families to benefit from the knowledge of LBWCC’s financial aid staff and complete the application online during the event.”

No reservation is required. For more information, call 334-881-2272 in Andalusia, 334-493-5338 in Opp, or 334-382-2133.