Mark has thoroughly enjoyed the homeschooling experience with the kids and is pleasantly surprised by how many of his college brain cells have been revived in the process. By day, he’s an Engineering Program Manager with Lockheed Martin Corporation and by night, a calculus and physics instructor to his youngest kid. When not focused on the daily routine, he enjoys getting out to fly his ’63 Mooney in search of the $100 hamburger.
Don’t Fear the FAFSA!
Saturday, Session 5, 4:45–5:45 p.m.
Does the thought of filling out financial aid forms fill you with dread? Are you convinced you won’t qualify for financial aid, so don’t know why you should bother with the hassle? Despite our inclination to avoid government paperwork or our reluctance to disclose personal information, almost everyone with a college-bound student should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Even wealthy students may be required to file to receive their merit scholarships or if they are enrolled in a workstudy program at their college or university. Filling out the FAFSA is actually very easy if you’re prepared, and the potential benefits are almost certainly greater than the inconvenience. In this session, Mark can answer your questions, help you navigate the process, and avoid common mistakes. Spending 15 minutes on the FAFSA could save you thousands of dollars!