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 or 301 353-8029.

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 to register and download a complete list of documents to bring.