TCL to hold College Fair and Financial Aid Workshop
The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host a college fair from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., Thursday, February 21st in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus. The event is free and open to the public. TCL and four-year colleges and universities from around the state and beyond will provide information about transferring and enrolling.
Participants include: Allen University, Anderson University, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Claflin University, Coastal Carolina College, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Lander University, Limestone College, Park University, Phoenix University, Savannah College of Art and Design, South Carolina State University, Springfield College, Savannah State College, University of South Carolina – Aiken, University of South Carolina – Beaufort, University of South Carolina – Columbia, Webster University.
Also, on February 23rd, TCL will host a free financial aid workshop for college-bound students from 10am to 1pm in the MacLean Hall Student Center at the Beaufort Campus on 921 Ribaut Road.
The “College Goal South Carolina” workshop is designed to help any and all college-bound students – not just those planning to attend TCL – and their families with the financial aid application process and will provide assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the first step to receiving federal aid at college, and it is a requirement for most college students who plan to pay for college with the help of grants, work study funds, student loans and scholarships.
In addition, students will be provided information on state scholarship programs as well as information about the state’s two- and four-year higher education institutions.
Participants should plan to bring the following:
· Student’s 2012 state and federal tax returns
· Parents’ 2012 state and federal tax returns
· Social Security Number
· Driver’s License or other official ID
· Verification of untaxed income (Social Security, TANF, veteran’s benefits, etc.)
· Alien registration number (if an eligible noncitizen)