Long Lines At PCC As Parents And Students Seek Help With FAFSA Forms

If you got to PCC late Saturday morning as staff members were helping high school students and parents fill out financial aid forms you were likely to see very long lines.

Pitt Community College was the host of FAFSA day or Free Application For Federal Student Aid.

The college was packed with parents and students getting the crucial information they need to apply for financial aid for school.

Event organizers think this is one of their biggest turnouts. Joanne Ceres who works for the college says, "it's been a very busy day. We had 184 people pre-register for this event. Compared to about 150 people total last year who showed up. We are anxious at the end of the day to see how many people show up but we think its a record number."

PCC plans to host another event like this in the coming months.

The College Foundation of North Carolina says there is about 300 million dollars in scholarship and grant money available.

The deadline for applying for that is March 1st.


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  • by Purple and Gold on Feb 23, 2009 at 11:13 AM
    No mention of all of the staff from ECU financial aid that was helping out also. Thanks to all of you from ECU that came and helped everyone, especially my questions about going to school there in the fall. You guys were awesome
  • by pitt man on Feb 22, 2009 at 07:54 PM
    for the record you can no longer get the help and then "drop out" if you do you have to pay the money back. and not everyone on welfare, unemployment get the money. my parents both have good standing jobs and i still receive aid (you have to claim your parents income of the FAFSA form until your 25 i think it is)
  • by LuLu on Feb 22, 2009 at 05:22 PM
    Tell me about it. You could look at a few of those folks and tell they wouldn't qualify though...wonder why they even showed up. They should of known better. I paid for my education and now I'm paying for theirs...I'm sick of it. Many are just using the system anyway. They get the help then drop out. They know how to "scam" us.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 22, 2009 at 07:56 AM
    Eager for that free money aye. That along with welfare, unemployment, and habitat, a piece of the American Pie. I worked and paid for my education.
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