Thursday, January 22, 2009

College, Yes You Can Day

Georgia Student Finance Commission to Host Resource Day at the Capitol

The details are available in an announcement from the Georgia Student Finance Commission. As the website states, GSFC is the state agency that provides financial aid to help Georgia Students realize their higher education dreams.

Every year many students are discouraged from continuing their education because paying for it seems impossible. On Monday, January 26, the Georgia Student Finance Commission (GSFC) is hosting College, Yes You Can Day at the Capitol to promote higher education and a variety of options available to plan, apply and pay for college.

The main goal of College, Yes You Can Day is to have students walk away from the event with great advice and direction on every aspect of pursuing higher education. During the event, students will get "hands-on" knowledge of how to apply for college admissions and financial aid.

In addition, several computer stations will be available for career exploration, the creation of individual My411 accounts, which allow them and their families to research, compare and select a Georgia college and/or university, view their grade point average for determining HOPE eligibility and much more. There will also be presentations from a high school counselor, a college administrator, a financial aid officer and remarks from Georgia's Lieutenant Governor, Casey Cagle.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. High school and college students, counselors and educators are invited to attend.

WHAT: College, Yes You Can Day at the Capitol

WHO: Georgia Student Finance Commission, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, Representatives from Georgia Association of Student Finance Administrators and Path2College 529 Plan.

WHERE: Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street, South Wing

Atlanta, GA 30334

About the Georgia Student Finance Commission

The Georgia Student Finance Commission is a state agency that connects Georgians to the resources and services they need to plan for and fun education beyond high school. We are the largest source for college funding with the State of Georgia, and for over 40 years have provided billions of dollars in scholarships, grants and education loans to more than 2.5 million Georgia Students.


Monet N. Robinson, Communications Specialist

Georgia Student Finance Commission


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