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RCBC Financial Aid Experts Host Workshops to Assist Students in Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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Rowan College at Burlington County’s (RCBC) Office of Financial Aid is hosting free weekly workshops to help students and their families with understanding, completing, and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), beginning Saturday, March 19.

“I highly encourage all students, their families and community members to take part in these workshops, and apply for federal student aid,” said Rowan College at Burlington County’s President Paul Drayton. “Our innovative partnership with Rowan University can save students more than $75,000 on a high-quality bachelor's degree and reduce their reliance on debt. Federal aid can provide further assistance, and filling out the FAFSA is one of the requirements to receive need-based assistance from the RCBC Foundation.”

To be qualified for any federal or state aid, as well as an RCBC Foundation scholarship, a college student must submit the FAFSA.

“The financial aid application process can be complicated, that’s why Rowan College at Burlington County’s financial aid experts are hosting the workshops to walk students and their families through the process,” said RCBC Financial Aid Director Jovina Bermudez. “Financial aid helps make a college education more affordable. In order to receive any federal and state financial aid, including work-study, scholarships, grants and loans, a college student must have a FAFSA on file.”

The workshops are open to students, their families, and the community. Students do not need to be attending RCBC and appointments are not required.

  • Saturday, March 19 at the Mount Laurel campus, 900 College Circle, in Laurel Hall, room 303, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 24 at the Mount Laurel campus, in Laurel Hall, room 307, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 31 at the Willingboro Center, 200 Campbell Drive, Suite 210, room 222, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 7 at the Mount Laurel campus, TEC building, room 306, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 16 at the Mount Laurel campus, Laurel Hall, room 303, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Workshop participants need to bring the following: 2015 income information (2015 tax return for students and parents, W2’s, etc.); Social Security Card (or Social Security Number); driver’s license; and Alien Registration Card (eligible non-citizens).

In addition to the workshops, RCBC’s Office of Financial Aid is offering additional FAFSA counseling during its “FAFSA Completion Tuesdays” From Tuesday, March 29 through the month of April. Appointments are required and can be made by emailing financialaid@bcc.edu or by calling (856) 222-9311 ext. 1575.

For more information on RCBC’s Financial Aid resources, please visit rcbc.edu/financialaid. Additional information on the FAFSA and financial aid can be found at fafsa.ed.gov and studentaid.ed.gov.