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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Free Paying For College Workshop Hosted By Rep. Green And The Sallie Mae Fund

January 9, 2009
Press Release
Houston, TX - Congressman Gene Green (D-Houston) in collaboration with the Sallie Mae Fund will host a free seminar to provide parents and students with information on how to finance their college education. The free "Paying for College" Workshop will help them learn about applying to and paying for college. The event will be held Monday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Milby High School Cafeteria located at 1601 Broadway in Houston.
 
Admissions and financial aid experts will offer information about accessing grants, scholarships, government sponsored loans, and other financial aid information. Students and parents will receive free financial planning and paying for college resources. The Sallie Mae Fund will be giving a junior or senior student the chance to win a $500 scholarship at the workshop. Those wishing to attend the workshop may RSVP at www.salliemaefund.org or sign up on site.
 
“Every child should have the opportunity to attend college,” Green said. “This seminar is intended to provide parents and students with the tools and information they need to make the college dream a reality, and will provide them with resources to best finance their education.”
 
Research conducted by the Sallie Mae Fund shows that three out of four young adults have indicated that had they been aware of their financial aid options, they would have continued their education. A lack of financial aid knowledge among low-income and minority populations creates barriers to higher education.
 
“Obtaining a job in today’s economy is tough enough without the additional hurdle of not having a college education. College graduates have the training and qualifications needed for many of the highest-paying and fastest growing jobs in our economy,” said Green.
WHAT:           PAYING FOR COLLEGE WORSHOP
                        Hosted by Congressman Gene Green and the Sallie Mae Foundation
                        *The financial aid process     * Admissions process
                        *Scholarships                         *Grants
WHEN:           MONDAY, JANUARY 26, 2009
                        6:30 – 8:00 PM
WHERE:        Milby High School - Cafeteria
1601 Broadway
Houston, TX 77012
 
                       
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