How to Pay for College? MHCC Hosts 8th Annual Financial Aid Day

Posted: December 17, 2013

Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) will host the 8th Annual Financial Aid Day, Saturday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in room AC333, located above the Gresham Campus library, 26000 S.E. Stark St.  This event is part of the College Goal Oregon program, a statewide initiative to simplify the financial aid process for students.

Current and prospective students can receive help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Students must submit the application each year to receive financial aid from federal and state governments.

Students should bring their 2012 IRS Tax returns, 2013 end-of-year pay stubs (if  2013 tax returns are not yet completed), current value of assets, Social Security card (and those of their parents, if student is dependent), driver’s license or state ID and alien registration card (if needed).  Parents of young students are also encouraged to attend this event.  Experts will be on hand to offer free one-on-one assistance with the FAFSA, provide information about scholarships and tips for writing winning essays.

“Attending MHCC has always been a great value,” says Christi Hart, manager of Financial Aid. “We know that filling out the financial aid application can be daunting, so we are inviting the public to this special event that will help parents and students navigate the process.”

Hart adds, “Some students take classes that lead to a degree or certificate and some choose to take classes and then transfer elsewhere for a bachelor’s degree. Many of the more than one million students MHCC has served since opening its doors in 1966 need a little–or at lot–of help to pay for college, and that’s where financial aid comes in.”

People requiring accommodation due to a disability should contact the Disability Services office at 503-491-6923. Please call at least two weeks prior to the event.

For information, please call the MHCC Financial Aid office at 503-491-7262, visit aid.

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