City centers will help college-bound apply for financial assistance

    Applying for college financial aid can be daunting. But as part of the city’s push to send more kids to college, designated sites will be set up to help college-bound students apply for assistance.

    This afternoon, West Philadelphia YMCA Director Bertram Lawson and the city’s Chief Education Officer Lori Shorr will announce seven “trusted centers” in the city where folks can go for help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

    At those site, volunteers in computer labs will assist applicants with the FAFSA form. Representative from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency, Philadelphia Education Fund, Project GRAD Philadelphia and the U.S. Department of Education will also lend assistance.

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