Free help with financial-aid forms

 

Re the Jan. 29 letter Scammed parents: Some Broward College students have received solicitations from companies offering to help them fill out financial aid documentation for a fee. At Broward College, our Student Financial Aid Office provides these services at no charge.

We have reached out to our students to inform them of the services available and also advised that they might receive literature from third party agencies.

We take matters surrounding financial aid and the financial-aid process seriously, and we want to make the process as easy and secure as possible for students and their families.

As the name Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) indicates, the application allows students to apply for financial aid at no cost, and Broward College provides services to support that intent.

On March 15, the college will host a Financial Aid Day, where trained staff will provide hands-on assistance in completing the FAFSA. For more information on the resources offered by Broward College, visit broward.edu/financialaid/Pages/default.aspx.

Aileen Izquierdo, vice president, public affairs

and marketing, Broward College, Davie

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