Registration is required for the workshops, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1-4 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom of BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.
An overview of the financial aid process will be provided, with information on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete a FAFSA each year in order to receive financial aid.
Those planning to attend the Jan. 5 event are encouraged to complete the 2008-09 FAFSA on the Web worksheet, using estimated data, and bring it to the workshop, where BGSU staff will be available to answer questions. The day’s other discussions will focus on such topics as scholarship opportunities, other types of aid‹including grants and loans‹and payment processes.
Financial aid staff and admissions counselors will be available to take questions, at noon and 4 p.m., and campus tours will be offered at 12:15 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded, with grand prizes of two $250 book scholarships at each session.
Students and their families can register online at http://SFA.bgsu.edu/workshop or by calling the Office of Student Financial Aid at 419-372-2651.