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Chesapeake College Offers Financial Aid Information Events

Free workshops will help families learn how to cover college costs

Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WYE MILLS - Chesapeake College is sponsoring several "You Can Afford College" events in December and January. These events, conducted by Chesapeake’s Director of Financial Aid Mindy Schaffer, are free and open to the public.

"The financial aid application process can be daunting, but we’re here to help everyone," said Schaffer who has more than 25 years of financial aid experience. "I’ve found that with some explanation and guidance, families can make it through the process successfully. It is well worth the time investment."

Schaffer will offer sessions on filing financial aid applications on the Wye Mills campus and at the Chesapeake College Cambridge Center. She will also present information about both federal and Maryland state sources of financial aid for college.

The "Money for College" overview will be offered Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 5 to 7 pm in the Cambridge Center. A drop-in "Filing FAFSA" workshop will be on the same day from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Cambridge Center.

In Wye Mills, the "FAFSA Filing" drop-in assistance workshops on Monday, Jan. 28 and Thursday, Jan. 31 will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Dorchester Administration Building, Room D -106. Another drop-in session will be offered on Friday, Feb. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The workshops will help students complete the 2013/2014 FAFSA, learn about financial assistance sources and meet application deadlines. Participants in the free workshops as asked to bring copies of 2011 tax returns and 2012 W2 forms.

The public is also invited to attend one of the "Money for College" presentations on the Wye Mills campus about financial aid on Monday, Jan. 28 or Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Caroline College Center.

For more information, please call 410-827-2252 or contact finaid@chesapeake.edu.

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