Paying for college night advises parents, students on paying for college

Kelsie Lane, Writer

A special parent advisory council meeting was held on Nov. 4, to inform parents and students interested in applying for college of ways to make higher education more affordable. A representative from Mott Community College, Ellen McGowan, walked everyone through processes such as the FAFSA, Pell Grants, and scholarships.

“Funding is out there, if a student is eligible with their grades and their information, there’s no excuse not to go get it,” McGowan said. “A large number of scholarships at Mott go unclaimed every year, even though there are more than enough students who qualify.”

McGowan also reminded attendees that each college and university has different scholarships and deadlines, so students should keep them in mind when applying.

“The last thing you want to do is be caught off guard by a deadline,” McGowan said. The majority of aid options are on a first come, first serve basis, so the sooner an application is in, the better.”

For those interested in information discussed at paying for college night, or any general questions about college and financial aid, visit the counseling office.