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Posted February 6, 2012 | Leave a comment
Financial aid assistance event helps students, parents prepare applications
By Candace Sipos -- firstname.lastname@example.org
MIDDLETOWN -- Although some potential college-goers are questioning the usefulness of adegree when so many twenty-somethings can't secure jobs post graduation, there are still local students who believe in its importance.
Hannah Coffey sat at the back of a classroom with her mother, Staci Coffey, at the Middletown Campus of Lord Fairfax Community College during its annual Super Saturday financial aid assistance program Saturday. The two were working on Hannah's Federal Application for Financial Student Aid to help her attend college in the fall.
Staci Coffey chose to help her daughter through the tutorial on her
"You have to like spend money to make money, I think," Hannah Coffey said.
Hannah Coffey would be the first in her family to earn a college degree.
"Now more than ever, there's a lot more people who need the help," she said.
Goulbourne said she has seen a lot of potential students surprised by how much aid they can receive from the government. In fact, when she was applying for aid to go to Lord Fairfax to earn her associate's in business administration, she was surprised to realize that she wouldn't have to pay for anything out of pocket.
" It's always a surprise, because sometimes just a little bit goes a long way," she said.
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