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BCPS Partners With Broward College to Host FAFSA Workshops

Monday, March 30, 2015
 
 The Florida College Access Network estimates that Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) graduating class of 2014 missed out on a total of $150 million in federal financial aid due to not completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

In an effort to ensure that BCPS students receive as much federal financial aid as possible, the District has partnered with Broward College to provide free workshops, which help students and parents complete their FAFSA form. Federal financial aid can reduce or assist students in their education expenses at an eligible college, university or technical school. The FAFSA is free to complete.

There are two upcoming events at Hallandale High School to support students and families in completing the FAFSA and to provide information on other means of financial aid and scholarships. The events take place on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 6 p.m., and Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 6 p.m. Hallandale High School is located at 720 NW 9th Avenue, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009.
 
In addition, Broward College is providing Financial Aid FAFSA Labs, with hands-on assistance, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the following Broward College locations:
 
North Campus
1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard
Financial Aid Office
Bldg. 46, Rm. 250
Coconut Creek, FL 33066
 
South Campus
7200 Pines Boulevard
Financial Aid Office
Bldg. 68, Rm. 118
Pembroke Pines, FL 33024
 
Pines Center
16957 Sheridan Street
Financial Aid Office
Bldg. 100
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331
 
Willis Holcombe Center
111 East Las Olas Boulevard
Financial Aid Office
Bldg. 33
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
 
Miramar West Center
1930 S.W. 145 Avenue
Financial Aid Office
First Floor
Miramar, FL 33027
 
Central Campus
3501 Davie Road
Financial Aid Office
Bldg. 19, Rm. 104-B
Davie, FL 33314
To meet the federal deadline for the 2015/16 school year, students must submit their application online by midnight Central Time, on Thursday, June 30, 2016. However, seniors are encouraged to apply as soon as possible due to financial aid being available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information visit: browardschools.com/fafsa.

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