Financial Aid Night set for Sept. 26

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation is hosting its annual Financial Aid Night for graduating high school seniors – and those who may be involved in paying for their education – to learn how to apply for scholarships and college financial aid. 

The free event will be at 7 p.m. on September 26 in Wile Auditorium at Kalamazoo RESA, 1819 E. Milham Ave.

Members of the Community Foundation’s scholarship team, an area college financial aid counselor, and a member of Michigan Student Financial Aid Association will share information and answer questions.

“Attendees will learn how to navigate the financial aid process,” says Nancy Timmons, scholarship manager at the Community Foundation. “They'll learn about scholarships, grants and loans, where to find them and how to apply. As always, we’ll be discussing the importance of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no matter what future the students are planning for.”

Over the summer, the Community Foundation awarded more than 350 scholarships totaling more than $1 million to local students. The scholarships come from 53 different scholarship funds with awards ranging from $500 to $7,500. More than $28 million has been awarded to area students over the years.

Upcoming scholarship deadlines at the Community Foundation include December 1, 2017, for the Clarence L. Remynse Scholarship (application available in mid-September) and March 1, 2018, for its general scholarships (application available on January 2, 2018). 

September 11, 2017

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