February 11, 2012
Morgan Knob, 17, a Moffat County High School senior, holds a form for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which all prospective college students must complete to apply for federal financial aid. Colorado Northwestern Community College’s Craig campus, 2801 W. Ninth St., will host a free seminar to help students fill out the FAFSA from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today.
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Getting accepted to Colorado Mesa University was the easy part, Morgan Knob said. Now, the Moffat County High School senior has to figure out how to pay for her education. She’s applied for three scholarships —“I’m going to apply for a lot more,” she said — but there’s one looming item on her to-do list. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the gateway to getting grants, student loans and any other financial help from Uncle Sam.