DANVILLE, VA, February 12, 2010 - Danville Community College will be offering a series of workshops for prospective students that are designed to help them explore DCC’s programs or services. The first of these “Explore? Workshops" will be held Saturday, February 20, from 9 a.m. – 12 noon in the Wyatt Building on the DCC main campus. Participants will be able to “Explore Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Transfer? opportunities at the college.

The “Explore Financial Aid Workshop? will provide an opportunity to complete the 2010-2011 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Financial Aid professionals will be available to assist individuals in completing the 2010-11 FAFSA. By submitting the application early, the student may be eligible for money that is awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students attending this workshop should bring their 2009 tax information with them to the workshop.

The “Explore Scholarships Workshop? allows a student to apply for the multiple scholarships offered through the DCC Educational Foundation. The Foundation awards scholarships to many incoming and returning students. More than $98,984 in scholarships was awarded in 2009-10 to 118 DCC students. By completing one form, the student is applying for multiple scholarship awards. The scholarship application is available now with a submission deadline of March 16, 2010. Staff will be available at the workshop to assist students in applying for these scholarships. Information will also be available for students interested in applying for the DCC Tobacco Scholarship. Attend this workshop for your chance to qualify for free money for College. These scholarships are specifically designed for students planning to attend DCC.

The “Explore Transfer Workshop? offers information about DCC’s many transfer opportunities. Meet with the DCC Transfer Counselor to learn about the process for transfer to four year colleges and universities, and how articulation agreements with various schools can save time and money.

Admissions staff will also be available during these workshops to assist students with the overall admissions process.

Select one, two, or all three workshops to attend. Reservations for the workshops are required. To register or to receive more information, call the Financial Aid Office at 434.797-8567 or toll free: 800.560.4291, ext. 8567 by Friday, February 19, or click here. On-site registration will be held on Saturday morning, Feb. 20, in the Wyatt Building, Room 108.


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