BGHS Offers College-Bound Students Help Applying for Financial Aid

posted Jan 8, 2016, 4:17 PM by Rita Sanders

BGHS Offers College-Bound Students Help Applying for Financial Aid

January 8, 2016

Battle Ground High School is hosting a College Goal Washington event on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 to help seniors and college-bound students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form is required to apply for federal financial assistance, including state grants, school loans and scholarships, for higher education.

The free event will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2106, in the College & Career Center on the Battle Ground High School campus, 300 W. Main St., Battle Ground.  It is open to all college-bound students and their families, regardless of where they currently attend school or which institution they plan to attend for higher education. Attendees can get one-on-one assistance completing the FAFSA. No advance registration is required.

Family financial information is key in completing the form, so students and parents are encouraged to attend together and bring state-issued identification and a social security card and financial documents such as a copy of your 2014 tax return. Students should complete the FAFSA application even if they are unsure about their college plans. The form takes about an hour to complete.

College Goal Washington is a statewide effort to help students and families complete the FAFSA. For details or directions, call BGHS Counselor Kevin Doyle at (360) 885-6598. Students who miss the BGHS event can also attend College Goal Washington at Washington State University Vancouver at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23.