Many Coastal Bend residents may feel they’re in a pinch when it comes to planning financing either their own college education or that of their high school-age kids. Financial aid may be the solution, but figuring out the financial aid application process can be confusing.
Resources are available to assist individuals who qualify for financial aid.
On Thursday, Feb. 13, local television station KIII will host the fifth annual South Texas Financial Aid Fair from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with financial aid experts on-hand from area colleges and universities, including Coastal Bend College, Del Mar College, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&M University-Kingsville and Texas A&M University (College Station). The Channel 3 studio is located at 5002 South Padre Island Drive.
The event is open to all South Texas residents planning to attend any institution of higher education in the Coastal Bend.
WHAT TO BRING:
Participants need to bring their 2013 tax return and/or their parents’ tax return, W-2 forms and any other household income information for either the student and/or parents.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
• Financial aid experts from all area institutions will answer questions and fill out worksheets.
• Participants will receive FREE assistance completing forms electronically.
• Information about a variety of financial aid resources will be available, including grants, loans and work-study programs.
• Participants can access mobile Go Centers in the KIII parking lot and computer stations on the second floor of their studio.
For more information, call the Del Mar College Financial Aid Services Office at 698-1293 or visit www.kiiitv.com.
To download a printable flyer, click here.