September 8, 2011
Utah Organization Helps Students Learn to Pay for College
SALT LAKE CITY – Even though Halloween is right around the corner, there are some folks who seem more afraid of paying for college during this time of year. Fear not! Experts from the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) are ready to rescue by sponsoring Financial Aid Nights in a statewide tour providing students and their families all the information they need about college financial aid, scholarships, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and important college prep deadlines. These Financial Aid Nights kicked off on August 30 at San Juan High School and will continue in all areas of Utah throughout the fall until mid-November.
“It’s never too soon to start thinking about going to, and finishing, college and our financial aid representatives are ready to ease concerns and answer questions for students and their parents,” said UHEAA Executive Director David Feitz. “This statewide tour is provided for Utahns all the way from Cache to Washington Counties, and everywhere in between, so they are armed with the right tools to successfully prepare and pay for college.” In addition to opportunities to talk about financial aid, representatives from the state’s colleges and universities will also be on hand for information and one-on-one discussions.
About the Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority: For over 30 years UHEAA, an agency with the Utah System of Higher Education, has assisted Utah’s students and their families to save, plan, prepare, and pay for college. We are committed to providing Utah’s residents with the best access to resources and services helping them find opportunities for education and training after high school. Visit uheaa.org or follow on Facebook and Twitter to find out more about resources and services.
About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website at higheredutah.org.
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