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Free College Financial Aid Form Assistance Available Sunday

The College Board says the average cost of tuition and fees for in-state students at public colleges is 94-hundred dollars a year, and tops 32-thousand at private colleges. Prospective Ohio students may get help from trained counselors this Sunday in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Several sites around the state will offer help as part of what is called "College Goal Sunday." Carrie Short is the state coordinator and works in the financial aid department at the University of Akron.  Short says the form is necessary to get federal, state and private student-aid.

150 billion dollars a year in grants, work-study dollars, and low-interest loans are awarded through the U-S Department of Education. Ohio groups also offer grants and scholarships based on multiple factors. Short says this event will focus on applicants whose families may be unaware of their options.


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Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.
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