Financial Aid Awareness Day at BPC on Feb. 20

Brewton-Parker College's Financial Aid Office is sponsoring Financial Aid Awareness Day on Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Phillips Student Center on the Brewton-Parker campus in Mount Vernon.

The event will be open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students are invited to bring their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2003-04 academic year to be entered by a financial aid counselor. Counselors will also be available for those students who need help with their paperwork.

Students who wish to take advantage of this service should bring copies of their 2002 taxes and their parents' 2002 taxes. Copies of W-2 forms may be used if taxes are not completed.

The earlier a student completes his or her paperwork, the more likely he or she is to receive limited federal aid like the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and work-study, if eligible.

In addition, each student who completes all of his or her paperwork before the end of spring semester may be placed in a work-study position before he or she leaves for the summer break. This will prevent the need to compete for work-study jobs at the beginning of fall semester 2003.

For seniors, representatives from the Stafford Loan lenders will be available to answer questions about loan repayment, deferment, and consolidation.

Students who attend Financial Aid Awareness Day may register to win door prizes.

Inquiries concerning the Default Prevention Fair may be directed to Rachel Jones, financial aid counselor, by telephone at (912) 583-3296 or by e-mail at rjones@bpc.edu.

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