Tune in from wherever you are for a free webinar via Zoom video conferencing. All you need is a device with an Internet connection! Each webinar will cover different material and targets parents of high school juniors and seniors, though it is open to everyone. You will have the opportunity to ask questions via live chat. Online registration is required at www.get2college.org and will open two weeks before the webinar date. Once you register, you will receive a link to join. You will also receive a recording following the webinar.
Webinar: Scholarships and Financial Aid
Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: TJ Walker and Charlie Herrington, Get2College North MS staff
Description: Parent of a junior or senior? Find out what your student should be doing right now to plan and pay for college. We’ll take a quick look at the admissions timeline, then give an overview of the four types of financial aid and timeline for securing the most funding: private scholarships, college scholarships, federal aid, and state aid.
Webinar: All About the FAFSA
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 7, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: Charlie Herrington, Get2College North MS staff, and Brandi Lyndall, Get2College Gulf Coast staff
Description: Learn all about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid: what it does and doesn’t do, and common myths about it. Think you make too much money to get funding as a result of the FAFSA? You might be surprised. The FAFSA is not just for federal aid and is often a requirement for private scholarships, college scholarships and even state aid.
Registration opens October 24
Webinar: State Aid in Mississippi
Date & Time: Tuesday, December 12, 12-1 p.m.
Presenters: Kierstan Knaus, Jackson Get2College Center, and Jennifer Rogers, Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
Description: Learn about the three grants from the state of Mississippi that help fund a Mississippi education (both public and private colleges and universities. Don’t wait until senior year to discover you are one ACT point away from $2500 or full tuition! We’ll cover the basics of each grant along with the timeline for the application and supporting documents.
Registration opens November 28