Cameron to offer financial aid workshops for prospective students, parents

Cameron University's Office of Financial Assistance will host three financial aid workshops to help college-bound students and their parents complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and to learn more about higher education financial assistance. The workshops will take place in Classroom 103 of the CU Library on Tuesday, February 17 from 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, February 21 from 10 a.m.-Noon; and Saturday, March 7 from 1-3 p.m. The workshops are free, however, space is limited.  Reserve your spot by calling 580-581-2293.

"Cameron University is committed to helping students and families find the resources they need to afford higher education," says Carol Claiborne, Interim Director of Financial Assistance. "We want to assist students and parents to discover the resources that are within their reach and let them know that paying for college might be easier than they think. During these sessions, we'll guide participants as they complete the FAFSA online. "

 Counselors will be on hand to provide one-on-one assistance in filling out the FAFSA online and to discuss all types of federal and state aid and scholarships.

Attendees must bring 2008 income information. Federal tax returns and W-2 forms are preferred.

Additional information regarding financial assistance is available online at CU's Financial Aid TV webpage,, which provides brief, informational videos about all aspects of financial assistance, ranging from financial aid basics, the application process, grant programs, eligibility, FAFSA and much more. There is no charge to view any of the video content; however, a Flash player is required for viewing and can be downloaded free of charge.


February 9, 2009