Piedmont Technical College is joining high schools and other colleges across the state to help provide free information and assistance to students and families who are applying for financial aid for postsecondary education.
College Goal SC will be held this coming Saturday, Feb. 25th from 10 a.m. until Noon in the Enrollment Center on the Lex Walters Campus in Greenwood.
PTC Financial Aid Director Missy Perry said “A great amount of financial aid is available each year. Students just need to apply,” She said “The goal of this event is to provide all potential college students and their parents or guardians with free financial aid application assistance close to their homes.”
At this event, participants can receive help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the school of their choice, even if it’s not Piedmont Tech. The FAFSA is the first step to receiving Federal aid and the second step to post-secondary access, and it is a vital requirement for most college students who plan to pay for college with the assistance of several different types of aids. Participants can also have their questions answered about available grant, scholarship and loan programs.
Perry explained, “A lot of individuals don’t realize how the process works,” adding “We’re here to help.”
More information on filing the FAFSA and answers to other financial aid questions is available by calling (864) 941-8365 or by visiting www.ptc.edu/fafsa.