I remember applying for colleges and being a little overwhelmed by the process of obtaining financial aid.  To help college-bound students navigate those waters more successfully, Apollo and Daviess County High School are hosting FAFSA Help Nights.  The events are FREE and open to the public.  Here are the details.

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FAFSA Help Nights are designed to provide information and support to families who have questions about or need assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process.

Apollo will host its help night on Thursday, October 5th.  The event will take place from 4pm to 7pm.  Daviess County High School's FAFSA event will take place two weeks later, on Thursday, October 19th, from 4pm to 7.

Both events are open to the public and, literally, everyone is welcome to attend.  According to a press release from Daviess County Public Schools, "attendance is not limited to students and families in the Daviess County Public Schools district. Advance registration is not required."

In addition to helpful information about the FAFSA process, a free family dinner featuring pizza, cookies and soft drinks, will be provided at both events.  The Apollo event is even offering free childcare.

At both events, parents and guardians of college-bound students will have the opportunity to work with local college financial aid officers from Owensboro Community and Technical College, Brescia University and Kentucky Wesleyan College.  Those aid officers will be on hand to provide free professional financial assistance for families who are exploring options and opportunities for their high school seniors to attend college next year.

Such events and information about the FAFSA process are vital and timely.  High school seniors who are exploring college options are are encouraged to file the FAFSA in the month of October. That application is required before a student can receive financial aid, work study, college loans and certain scholarships.