LBW ‘Cash for College’ program set for Feb. 4

Published 10:30 am Friday, January 24, 2020

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LBW Community College is conducting “Cash for College,” a free program to help college-bound students and their families get help in opening the door for financial aid money for college.

The event is designed to help any student interested in attending college to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is now available online, and will be held at LBWCC in Andalusia, Opp, Greenville and Luverne on Feb. 4, 2020, 5:30 p.m.

“Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships,” said Donna Bass, LBWCC director of financial aid.

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“We invite all individuals interested in attending any college during the summer or fall 2020 semester(s) or the 2020-2021 academic year to attend this event to learn more about the types of financial aid available and get help in the application process. This includes traditional students and their parents as well as non-traditional students (over 24 years of age), no matter where they plan to attend.”

Whether a student will graduate from high school in May, is a current college student, or an adult who is returning to pursue higher education, this “Cash for College” event will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA accurately and on time.

Those planning to attend in the summer of 2020 should bring completed 2017 IRS income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2017 income and benefits information, said Bass.  Those planning to attend fall, spring or summer 2021 should bring completed 2018 IRS income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2018 income and benefits information.

It is recommended that parents attend with dependent students, usually those under the age of 24. Bring tax information for the parents as well as dependents if they worked during the appropriate year. Students age 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own tax, income and benefits information.

“This is an opportunity for families to benefit from the knowledge of LBWCC’s financial aid staff and complete the application online during the event.”

No reservation is required. For more information, call 334-881-2272 in Andalusia, 334-493-5338 in Opp, or 334-382-2133 ext. 3102 in Greenville.