Milligan hosts financial aid help night

(UPDATE January 6, 2010) — The financial aid help night has been postponed due to school cancellations. For more information, contact Diane Keasling at 423.461.8968, or


MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (December 1, 2009) — One of the most common questions on students’ minds as they prepare for college is: How am I going to pay for it?

High school seniors and their parents will find answers at a financial aid help night, hosted by Milligan College on Thursday, Jan. 7, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. 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.

The college financial aid day is not college-specific. It’s intended for all seniors interested in attending a two- or four-year public or private college or university. Representatives from several area institutions will be present.

“There are so many opportunities available to help students finance a college education,” said Diane Keasling, coordinator of financial aid at Milligan College. “This evening is designed to take the guesswork out of the financial aid process and to give high school seniors and their parents the chance to ask a lot of questions and take home a lot of information.”

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 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 event will take place in the McCormick Dining Center, located in Milligan’s Sutton Hall. A buffet dinner will be provided. The financial aid night is free of charge; however, reservations are required by Dec. 18. To register for the event or for more information, contact Keasling at 423.461.8968.

Posted by on December 1, 2009.