National Hispanic College
Fair Set for Nov. 7
The National Hispanic College
Fair (NHCF) will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 at the Bohrer Park Community
Center in Gaithersburg. This annual event sponsored by NHCF and MCPS for
juniors and seniors is free to students. The fair features more than 50
colleges, universities and service organizations committed to providing
outreach and opportunity to all students. An added feature this year will
include a college readiness and career information panel consisting of
Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) coaches and MCPS alumni.
MCPS students participate by
attending with their schools; this event is not open to the public and is held
during the school day. Registration and permission forms for this event
can be found by the College and Career Coordinator at your child’s school.
There will be two events prior
to the fair that are free and open to the public on College and Career
Awareness. Both events will take place in Spanish and English.
Sunday, October 22 at
Watkins Mill High School Media Center from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 26 at
Kennedy High School Media Center and Cafeteria from 6–9 p.m.
For more information, contact
NHCF Coordinator Patty Maloney at Patricia_A_Maloney@mcpsmd.org or 301 353-8029.
College to Host Event to Help Future and Current College Students Complete
The 2018-2019 Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) became available October 1, 2017. College-bound
students and their families can get professional assistance filling out the
FAFSA form at the second annual FAFSA Fever event. This event will be hosted by
the Montgomery College Office of Student Financial Aid on Saturday, October 28
from 12–3 p.m. at Montgomery College’s Germantown Campus in the Bioscience
Education Center located at 20200 Observation Drive.
FAFSA Fever is an event to
assist families as they complete the FAFSA—the form required by colleges and
universities to qualify for scholarships, grants and loans. FAFSA Fever is free
and open to the public. Current college students who may be renewing or filling
out the FAFSA for the first time are also welcome at this event.
Students and families will have
the opportunity to meet with financial aid professionals and use the Montgomery
College computer labs to submit their FAFSA online. Current Montgomery College
students can also enter to win a $250 scholarship.
Students who are 23 years old
or younger should attend FAFSA Fever with a parent or guardian. Space is
limited and registration is required. Please visit www.montgomerycollege.edu/FAFSAFever to
register and download a complete list of documents to bring.