Federal & state officials will be on hand to talk with students & their parents.
It’s a topic on the minds of many students heading off to college and their families: how to pay for it. Congressman John Delaney (D-Md) is holding a financial aid workshop on Saturday, June 11th, at Tuscarora High School, 5312 Ballenger Creek Pike in Frederick beginning at 1:00 PM.
“We’re going to have representatives from federal, state and even local institutions there to answer questions. And there’ll be a formal presentation by the US Department of Education on financial aid options for families,” he says.
In addition to the US Department of Education, representatives from the Maryland State Department of Education, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, Hood College, Frederick Community College, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the United Way of Frederick County will be there.
Delaney says one of the reasons he’s holding this forum is to help make sure students and families are not saddled with heavy debt following college graduations. “Being informed so you can make smart financial decisions is really relevant in our society today,” he says. “It’s not only in terms of how people live their day-to-day lives, but education–which is proven to be a good investment, by the way.”
“In the overwhelming majority of cases, investing money in an education is proven to give you a much higher return over time than almost anything you can do because your earnings are higher,” he says. “But that doesn’t mean you can’t make bad decisions and good decisions on this.”
The forum is free of charge, but anyone who wants to attend should RVSP by calling 301-926-0300.
Delaney says this is the 18th constituent services workshop he has held since 2015.