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Milligan hosts financial aid help night

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (November 24, 2008) — Finances are often cited as the leading concern as college-bound students and their parents consider options for higher education. On Monday, Dec. 15, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Milligan College will host a financial aid night for Carter County high school seniors. Financial planning experts as well as other financial aid vendors will be on hand to answer questions concerning student loans, grants, scholarships and other types of student financial aid.

“We know that many families simply don’t know how to get started,” said Diane Keasling, coordinator of financial aid at Milligan College. “They are often surprised to learn about the variety of merit and need-based resources. The key is having a plan. Our staff is excited about providing this community service for students and parents and the opportunity to help them establish a well-informed plan to secure all the financial aid for which they are eligible.”

Financial aid counselors will answer questions related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the primary form used to determine a student’s need; merit-based scholarships from college and other organizations (including the Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship); need-based aid from federal, state and college resources; federal educational loan programs; campus work study; how to communicate special circumstances to college financial aid offices; and more.

The College Financial Aid Day is not college-specific. Students who plan to attend a two or four-year public or private college will benefit from the general information available.

“There are countless students attending the college of their choice today because they investigated all forms of available financial assistance. We are committed to helping families realize their educational goals,” said Keasling.

The financial aid night is free of charge; however, registration is required. A dinner buffet will be provided.

To register for the event or for more information, contact Diane Keasling at 423.461.8968.

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MILLIGAN COLLEGE is a Christian liberal arts college in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The college offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan College, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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