Parents and students from Glenbrook, Webster, Bienville and Claiborne parishes are invited to attend a financial aid workshop that may help them in their quest for continuing education.
The workshop will be held Monday, February 4 at 6 p.m. in the Minden High School auditorium.
"There is a saying that knowledge is power and to be able to make yourself knowledgeable of what it will take – as far as college is concerned – is very important," said Morris Busby, Secondary Supervisor for Webster Parish Schools. "This could save them (students) money as they go down the road of post secondary education. The hour or hour-and-a-half that we will spend there could mean the difference of thousands of dollars down the road."
Scott Burke, a representative from Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) will conduct the workshop.
Items on the agenda to be discussed will be changes to Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), financial aid applications, college scholarships and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
According to www.osfa.louisiana.gov, a college or career school education equals more money, more job options and more freedom as compared to non-educated peers.
Website information explains that preparing for college is defining personal goals, understanding college costs and planning financially and academically.
The website is a learning tool students can use in addition to the workshop.