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NMJC Helps Students Find Cash for College

NMJC Helps Students Find Cash for College photo 2/12/2014 4:51:36 p.m. - Hobbs, NM. New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) is hosting two workshops to help potential students apply for scholarships and financial aid. The first training is Saturday, February 22nd from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center, room 202.

Financial aid professionals will be on hand to answer questions and guide parents and students through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Anyone can apply for FAFSA, and having experts show students how to answer questions on the application should alleviate many mistakes often made.

Kerrie Mitchell, NMJC Financial Aid Director, said, “Regardless of where a student intends to go to college, in order to receive federal financial aid, one must complete the FAFSA.”  Students must bring their parents’ and their own 2013 federal income tax return to the workshop.

Members of the NMJC Foundation will also present a workshop for those students wishing to apply for scholarships.  According to Tina Kunko, NMJC Foundation Comptroller, the Foundation awarded $115,000 in scholarships last year.  A variety of scholarships are available, with the majority providing assistance toward tuition and fees.  “All interested individuals are invited to attend one of the workshops to learn about the numerous scholarships available, and the criteria to obtain a scholarship.”  All scholarship applications are due at the NMJC Foundation office on April 1, 2014.

An additional FAFSA workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, April 26th at the college. 

For more information, contact Enrollment Management at 575.492.2587.

NMJC is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.

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