HCC LIFE - financing college

This series of HCC LIFE workshops sheds light on the often complicated process of applying for financial aid and scholarships.

Anatomy of an Admission or Scholarship Essay
Colleges and scholarship donors are requiring essays to offer an image of the individual before making a decision to interview, award scholarships or admit to college.  There I a method to writing an essay that gets noticed.  This interactive presentation helps students develop an outline and focus on the elements to include in their essays.  This workshop is most effective in a computer lab or with wireless connection.

Financial Aid Application Workshop
Workshop facilitators walk parents and/or students through the financial aid application.  Parents/students should bring information required for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/  for a complete list.  A computer lab or wireless connection is required for this presentation.

Scholarship Strategies
This workshop assists students in identifying scholarships that will help pay for college, and included tips on available scholarships and completing applications.

Show Me the Money: Financing College
This basic presentation describes the various types of financial aid available, including common terminology and eligibility.