The workshops will focus on applications, FAFSA and more

Financial aid workshops scheduled for North and South of the Broad
Posted on 10/25/2019
Piggy bank for college savings

Friday, October 25, 2019

Free workshops next week aimed at providing
useful information on financial aid for college

BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County School District is sponsoring a pair of free workshops next week about how to help finance college educations.

The primary target audience is high school students and their parents.  More than 300 students and parents attended last year’s sessions.

This year’s two 6-7:30 p.m. workshops will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 29, in Battery Creek High School’s performing arts center and on Wednesday, Oct. 30 in Bluffton High School’s Performing Arts Center.

“In past years, our college finance workshops were focused on high school juniors and seniors,” said Geri Henderson, the school district’s Director of Secondary Education.  “We’re opening up to include parents of all high school students because it’s never too early to start planning for college and gathering information about scholarships and grants.”

Presenters will include representatives from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education; the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission; the University of South Carolina at Beaufort; the Technical College of the Lowcountry; South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities; Scholarships for Military Families; the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry; and South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.

Presenters will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, including FAFSA and the CSS Profile.  Information also will be presented on local, state and national grants, loans and scholarship opportunities.