Availa Bank will sponsor a College Night kickoff at 7:00 p.m. on December 15 at Looft Hall in Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road.
Experts will be available to assist students and parents with the free application for federal student assistance, student loans, and scholarship qualification.
“Families will get information about financial aid, FAFSA and scholarships to help them make sound financial decisions about their future plans,” said Carla Hartenhoff, Thomas Jefferson High School counselor who will be speaking at the event. “Whether the students are finalizing their plans or… starting the process, there is information for everyone. “
Erick Danielson and Jessa Grosenheider of the Iowa College Access Network will help families with the FAFSA form and answer any questions about it, according to a leaflet.
Nyssa Greer from Iowa Western Community College will talk about student loans and the benefits of attending a local college.
Hartenhoff and Jamie Justesen, a counselor from Missouri Valley High School, will talk about qualifying for local scholarships.
“With a program like Kick Off to College, we hope that students will gain valuable information on how to determine the best fit: academic adjustment, social adjustment, and financial adjustment,” Hartenhoff said. “We want students to be armed with the knowledge to make the most meaningful decisions to achieve their personal college and career goals.”
Availa Bank now has FAFSA certified staff. Samantha Adland and Shon Blackstock can answer questions from the FAFSA.
All high school juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend. Space is limited, so please call 1-800-329-8620 to confirm your attendance.
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