COLUMBIA -- Columbia State Community College will host a Financial Aid Evening from 3 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, in Room 222 on the Lewisburg campus. The complimentary event is designed to assist any and all students who are planning to attend Columbia State during the fall 2008 semester, to apply and prepare for receiving financial aid.
Columbia State financial aid experts will be on hand to assist students and parents in filling out and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as assisting with applying for lottery, scholarships, student loans, VA and many other sources of aid.
"Remember, the key to receiving enough financial aid to attend school is to apply early and apply for everything," said Pauletta Burns, Columbia State's director of enrollment services admission and financial aid.
"On March 25, we will be equipped to help students get their entire financial aid process taken care of in one fell swoop. For those that come prepared with the proper information, this will truly be a simple process -- just one way we strive to help students get the tassel with no hassle."
Both student and parent (if dependent) need to obtain a personal identification number or PIN, available at www.pin.ed.gov, and also bring copies of student/spouse or student/parent (if dependent) 2007 tax returns and W-2's, Social Security card and drivers license.
For more information, contact the financial aid office at 931-540-2790 or the Lewisburg campus at 931-359-0351.
Columbia State is a two-year college, serving a nine-county area in southern Middle Tennessee with locations in Columbia, Franklin, Lawrenceburg, Lewisburg and Clifton. As Tennessee's first community college, Columbia State is committed to increasing access and enhancing diversity at all five campuses. Columbia State is a member of the Tennessee Board of Regents, the sixth-largest higher education system in the nation. For more information, visit www.columbiastate.edu.