Fort Bend County Libraries’ George Memorial Library will present a program on “College Financial Aid & the FAFSA Form” on Saturday, August 24, beginning at 1:00 pm, in the Computer Lab of the library, located at 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step toward receiving federal or state financial aid for college. College-bound high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend this informative presentation on completing the FAFSA form.

Lori Blust, Financial Aid Coordinator with Wharton County Junior College’s campus in Sugar Land, will provide an overview of the FAFSA-application process, including how to apply and what to expect when applying. Learn about what types of information will be needed to complete the form, and how to avoid common mistakes. Blust will also discuss the various types of financial aid, such as grants, loans, scholarships, employment, Veterans’ benefits, and state exemptions.

Worksheets can be downloaded from FAFSA’s webpage, http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. The actual application form may be completed online and submitted electronically, or it may be submitted by mail.

The program is free and open to the public.

Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Events,” select “George Memorial Library,” and find the program.

Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2604, or by visiting the library.

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