Beaufort News

Workshops target financing college education


The Beaufort County School District is sponsoring a pair of free workshops for parents on how to help finance their children's college education.

The primary target audience is parents of high school seniors and juniors.

The first workshop is from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hilton Head Island High School. An identical workshop is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Beaufort High School.

Presenters include representatives from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission, the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, the Technical College of the Lowcountry, South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, Scholarships for Military Families, the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and Vocational Rehabilitation, Scholarships and Grants.

The workshops will cover the basics of applying for financial aid, including FAFSA and the CSS Profile.

Information also will be presented on local, state and national grants, loans and scholarship opportunities.