PoliticalNews.me - Jan 11,2012 - Bennet, College In Colorado to Host Joint College Financial Aid Information Sessions Across Colorado
Colorado Families Can Learn How to Navigate Financial Aid System, Get Information About Available Aid for College
Prospective College Students Can Enter to Win $500 Scholarship, Meet with Staff for Private Financial Aid Sessions
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet announced that he and College In Colorado will host college financial aid information sessions across the state to give students and their families a better sense of the financial aid options available at the federal and state levels, the eligibility criteria and key deadlines, and the application process.
The “Funding Your Future” session will provide students and families with information about the college financial aid process, community scholarship resources, federal loan information, and FAFSA completion information. College In Colorado staff will also be available for private sessions.
“College can be expensive, but that shouldn’t become a barrier for any student who has worked hard to earn admission,” said Bennet. “Students often think they can’t afford it, don’t believe they qualify for financial aid or accumulate astronomical debt to attend school. These information sessions will arm families with resources about financial aid, scholarships and loans that can help make college more affordable.”
Additionally, students attending the information session may enter to win a $500 scholarship from College in Colorado.
The first “Funding Your Future” information session will be January 10 in Greeley. For more information on upcoming information sessions, please click the “Your Path to College Opportunity” tab on Bennet’s education webpage.
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These information sessions are Bennet’s latest effort to make college more affordable and accessible for all students. In the Senate, Bennet has supported an increase in the maximum Pell Grant awards and expanding Pell Grants to nearly 9,000 additional Colorado students. He also helped make it easier for students to repay their loans by increasing the flexibility of repayment plans.
College In Colorado was initiated by the Department of Higher Education (DHE), which serves the citizens of the state of Colorado by promoting access to, affordability of, and success in higher education for all students. College In Colorado is charged with changing expectations about college and improving college access for all Colorado students.