November 24, 2003
Karen B. Eldridge, Director of News and Public Information
The Maryville College Office of Financial Aid will help demystify the financial aid process for local high school students and their families during Community Financial Aid Night scheduled for 7 p.m., Dec. 9 in the Music Hall of the College’s Fine Arts Center.
The event is free to the public.
High school students, particularly high school juniors and seniors, and their parents are encouraged to attend. Students do not have to be applicants of Maryville College, as this “Financial Aid 101” presentation will explain and clarify the process of applying for many types of financial aid. Financial aid experts will go over general financial aid terminologies, student eligibility, timelines and information on federal grant programs, loan programs and work-study programs.
“ College is an investment in a young student’s life,” said Ned Willard, assistant vice president for admissions. “The more informed students and parents are about the intricacies of financial aid, the better prepared they are to take advantage of financial aid awards offered by any institution.”
During the Dec. 9 event, attendees will learn how to correctly fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and learn about the electronic FAFSA process. Additionally, financial aid experts will share information about the new Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship program.
Various financial aid publications and brochures will be available for attendees to take home.
For more information, people are encouraged to call Richard Brand, Maryville College’s director of financial aid, at 865.981.8011.
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.