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WCSD Encourages Exploration of College Financial Aid at Upcoming Workshops | Local News

The Washoe County School District (WCSD) has held a series of high school workshops to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Families are encouraged to reserve their place in these free workshops by contacting the Career Center Facilitator (CCF) at their student’s school and indicating which session they would like to attend.

This information is time sensitive and space for workshops is limited. Families are therefore encouraged to pre-register as soon as possible via the QR codes listed on each school’s Career Center link.

“Our career center facilitators work at our high schools every day to support our students, and these free workshops are an important part of their mission to provide information and guidance,” said Katherine Loudon, counseling coordinator for the district. Washoe County School.

“At these events, we can work with our essential partners at TMCC and UNR to help students apply for this federal financial aid, and the information they provide can also determine if they are eligible for other We help direct them to the resources that best suit them and will best support their projects.”

Completing the FAFSA form allows students to be considered for federal student aid. Additionally, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But because financial aid is limited, students must meet strict deadlines to be considered.

Families must access the QR code at the school their student is scheduled to attend – even if the student attends another school – and indicate which session they wish to attend. CCFs will arrange for families to travel to the workshop at another school or set up an individual meeting at a place and time that suits them best.

“While FAFSA applications are open for a full year, funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so it’s important that our families and students get the information, complete their applications, and submit them as soon as possible. “, says Loudon.

“We stand ready to help in any way we can. Workshops are being held at each high school as well as at UNR and TMCC in October and November, and we look forward to welcoming our students and their families to these important events. .”

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