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Fort Bend County Libraries to Host College-Preparedness Program for Teens in January

(FORT BEND COUNTY) - Fort Bend County Libraries will host two programs in January to help college-bound students and their parents prepare for college. These programs will provide information on completing the FAFSA application and selecting the right college to help pave the way to a successful college experience.

“How to Choose & Pay for College” will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 2 to 3 p.m., in the Meeting Room at the First Colony Branch Library, 2121 Austin Parkway in Sugar Land. This program is intended for college-bound high-school students and their parents.

Kathy Rose, executive director of the CollegeCommunityCareer nonprofit organization, will share tips on how to match a student’s collegiate goals with the most appropriate college setting. Get tips on how to prepare a competitive college application that will reflect the student’s achievements and make their submission truly stand out. Rose will also share different options that can be explored to pay for college.

“FAFSA 101” will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 5 to 6 p.m., in Room 2C, at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application is the first step toward receiving federal or state financial aid for college, and it can be an intimidating task for many people.

In this program, college-bound students and their parents will get a better understanding of the application and the process for applying for financial aid, including the who, what, when, where, and why of applying. Worksheets for the FAFSA can be downloaded from FAFSA’s webpage,

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