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NMJC Helps Students Find Cash for College

2/15/2016 4:59:11 p.m. - Hobbs, NM.  

New Mexico Junior College (NMJC) is hosting a workshop Saturday, March 5th from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the Ben Alexander Student Learning Center to help potential students apply for scholarships and financial aid. 

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, “In order to receive federal financial aid, a student must complete the FAFSA, regardless of where he or she intends to go to college.” 

To apply for FAFSA at the workshop, students must bring their 2015 federal income tax return, along with their parents’ return if the student is a dependent.

Staff members of the NMJC Foundation will also present a workshop for those students wishing to apply for scholarships.  The Foundation has awarded over $2 million in scholarships and work-student for students since 1992. 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 March 31, 2016.

For more information, contact Enrollment Management at 575-492-5172.

NMJC is a comprehensive community college promoting success through learning.

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