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Financial aid application assistance available at public library

February 8, 2013 - SFA Public Affairs
Volunteers with Generation TX are preparing to assist high school seniors and their families with filling out financial aid applications at the Judy B. McDonald Public Library. Pictured, from left, are Dewilyn Lowe, Lauren McDaniel, Colleen Weber and Shelby Smith.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - Information about attending college, the financial aid process and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid will be available during Financial Aid Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Judy B. McDonald Public Library.

Presentations by representatives from Stephen F. Austin State University and Angelina College will be made at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Families will have access to computers to complete the FAFSA, and some computer assistance will be available

"Our hope is to help demystify the financial aid application process to those seniors and their families who either have not begun the FAFSA or those who are struggling to understand it," said Monique Nunn, P-16 project director at SFA.

Participants are encouraged to bring items that are helpful in completing the FAFSA, including driver's license and social security numbers, most recent tax return and bank statements, as well as any investment or untaxed income records. Identification such as permanent resident cards also may be utilized, and information will be provided in Spanish.

Financial Aid Saturday is hosted by SFA and sponsored by the Deep East Texas P-16 Council and Generation TX, a grant initiative awarded to the council by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

For more information, call (936) 468-6480 or visit www.GenTX.org. Library information is available at (936) 559-2970.