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Pellissippi State offers free financial aid workshop

The process of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming for both students and parents, but Pellissippi State Community College makes it easier on College Goal Sunday, a free workshop Jan. 26.

College Goal Sunday is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Educational Resources Center of Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus. Ample free parking is available for the event.

Pellissippi State hosts College Goal Sunday to help current and potential students and their families navigate the steps necessary to apply for financial aid for higher education. Staff will be on hand to help students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Having a completed FAFSA on file is required for students to be considered for financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans.

Those who are unsure if they’ll need financial aid are encouraged to attend the event as well. Attending guarantees that critical FAFSA deadlines have been met if applicants decide they need assistance later in the year. Completing the FAFSA establishes no obligation to attend college.

Students and/or their parents need to bring completed 2013 IRS 1040 tax returns or estimations of 2013 income, W-2 statements, current bank statements, driver’s licenses or alien registration cards, and untaxed income records for 2013 (Social Security, welfare, veterans benefits or TANF).

To see a full list of required documentation and to register for College Goal Sunday at Pellissippi State, visit www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday.

College Goal Sunday is part of College Goal Tennessee, a nonprofit program that provides free information and assistance to Tennessee families applying for financial assistance for higher education.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State invites parents, home-schoolers to open house

Area home-schoolers and theirs parents are invited to attend a special open house at Pellissippi State Community College that is designed specifically to address the questions of the home-schooling community. Attendees who are high school seniors have a chance to enter a drawing for a $250 scholarship.

The Thursday, March 21, event is open to all high-school-age home-school students, as well as their parents or guardians.

The open house gives participants the opportunity to meet with faculty and learn about Pellissippi State’s academic options and with representatives from Admissions and Financial Aid, who will be available to answer questions specific to home-schoolers.

In addition, students and parents can find out about the college’s Fast Forward Dual Enrollment program, which gives high school juniors and seniors the chance to earn high school and college credit simultaneously for select courses. Students who apply and qualify for a dual enrollment grant may be eligible to take a 3-credit-hour college course for as little as $38 plus the cost of textbooks.

“This semester we have about 100 home-schooled students who are participating in classes through the Fast Forward Dual Enrollment program,” said Leigh Anne Touzeau, assistant vice president of Enrollment Services at Pellissippi State.

The $250 scholarship at the open house is provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation. The Foundation supports student success by providing scholarships, new technology and equipment.

The open house is free, and event hours are 5:30-7:30 p.m. Activities take place in the Goins Building College Center and Auditorium at Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP to Sarah Davis, admissions coordinator, at sedavis1@pstcc.edu. For additional information, call (865) 694-6400 or visit www.pstcc.edu.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State offers free workshop for applying for financial aid

The process of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming for both students and parents. Take it off your to-do list by attending College Goal Sunday, a free workshop at Pellissippi State Community College.

The event is at noon this coming Sunday, Jan. 27, in the Educational Resources Center, Room 327, on the Hardin Valley Campus. It is sponsored by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation and Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Pellissippi State hosts College Goal Sunday to help current and potential students and their families navigate the steps necessary to apply for financial aid for higher education. The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the documentation required to be considered for financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans. Knowing how to complete the FAFSA properly is crucial, and financial aid professionals will be on hand to help students successfully complete and submit the documents.

Those who are unsure whether they’ll need financial aid are encouraged to attend the event as well, since attending will ensure that critical FAFSA deadlines have been met if applicants decide they need assistance later in the year. Completing the FAFSA establishes no obligation to attend college.

To register for College Goal Sunday, fill out and submit the online Events Registration form at www.state.tn.us/collegegoalsunday/student_reg.html. Participants should bring specific financial documents to the session. The list of what to bring is available online at www.state.tn.us/collegegoalsunday/information.html. The four-hour workshop begins promptly at noon. Attendees are encouraged to arrive early.

For additional information, call (800) 342-1663 or visit www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday. To contact Pellissippi State directly, call (865) 694-6400.

To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.

Pellissippi State presents Nov. 29 open house for prospective students, families

Pellissippi State Community College hosts “Pellissippi Preview,” an open house for prospective students of all ages on Thursday, Nov. 29, 5:30-8 p.m. The event takes place in the Goins Administration Building on the Hardin Valley Campus. Family members also are encouraged to attend.

Pellissippi Preview attendees will have the opportunity to meet current students, faculty and staff. There will be a “browse session” for prospective students to talk to faculty and staff about all areas of college life: choosing a major, applying for admission, and pursuing financial aid and scholarships. The event includes presentations by Enrollment Services (Admissions) and Financial Aid as well.

High school seniors in attendance are eligible to win one of two $250 scholarships provided by the Pellissippi State Foundation.

Pellissippi State has nearly 11,000 students at its five sites: Blount County Campus, Division Street Campus, Hardin Valley Campus, Magnolia Avenue Campus and the new Strawberry Plains Campus.

Participants are asked to RSVP to www.pstcc.edu/prsvp.

To learn more about the open house, call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources and Affirmative Action at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.