(Columbus, GA)-Need funding for college? Students and parents can apply to qualify for
funds by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The Muscogee
County School District is one of 20 educational organizations in the United States and the only
district in Georgia participating in the national FAFSA Completion Pilot Project. The goal is to
help educate more parents and students on how to complete the FAFSA application to qualify
for funds to help pay for college.
A hands-on FAFSA application completion session is open to high school juniors, seniors and
parents Tuesday, March 20, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. at the Technology Academy Computer lab
located at Rigdon Road Elementary, 1320 Rigdon Road. Participants will receive step-by-step
assistance to complete the form online. Parents and students should make plans to attend now
by applying for a PIN number at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Parents and students will also need an
active e-mail account. Seats are limited, so come early to register.
"By offering hands-on assistance to complete the FAFSA application process to qualify for
available funds, the lines of communication remain open with parents and students," said Dr.
Betty McBride, Director of Guidance Services. "With the help of our FAFSA team: high school
counselors, our communications department, and technology we are able to stay in contact with
parents and students, raise awareness, track the progress of the number of students who
successfully complete the FAFSA, and identify what the student lacks for completion."
For more information, call the Muscogee County School District, Director of Communications,
Valerie Fuller, 706-748-2034 or Dr. Betty McBride, Director of Guidance Services, at
(SOURCE: MUSCOGEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT)
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