Bellingham School District high school seniors who are filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid are invited, along with their parents, to Squalicum High School Tuesday night, Jan. 11 to get their forms finalized.
Filing a FAFSA form is one of the steps in getting financial aid for college; to be eligible for federal assistance, and some college scholarships, a student needs to file the form each year.
Students who attend the event will be entered into a drawing for one of four $250 college scholarships, provided by the Northwest Education Loan Association.
Attendees are asked to bring financial records, social security numbers and driver’s licenses. Western Washington University financial aid counselors, representatives from Northwest Alliance for College Access, and translators for Spanish, Russian, Punjabi and Vietnamese will be available to help attendees.
The event is sponsored by GEAR UP, a program that increases college awareness and readiness for low-income middle and high school students.
To register for the event, which will be from 6 to 8 p.m., go to collegegoalsunday.org.