BCSD to sponsor free financial aid workshops

Workshops aimed at parents of BCSD juniors and seniors
Posted on 10/10/2017
Piggy bank for college

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Free workshops aimed at providing parents
with information on financial aid for college

BEAUFORT – The Beaufort County School District is sponsoring a pair of free workshops for parents on how to help finance their children’s college educations.

The primary target audience is parents of high school juniors and seniors.  About 270 parents attended last year’s sessions.

The first workshop will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 25 in Bluffton High School’s Performing Arts Center from 6-7:30 p.m.  An identical workshop will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26 at Battery Creek High School’s Performing Arts Center, also from 6-7:30 p.m. 

Presenters will include representatives from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education; the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission; the University of South Carolina at Beaufort; the Technical College of the Lowcountry; South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities; Scholarships for Military Families; the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry; and South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation.

Presenters will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, including FAFSA and the CSS Profile.  Information also will be presented on local, state and national grants, loans and scholarship opportunities.