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Teens & Parents – How to Plan for College

During fall and the upcoming winter seasons, it’s prime time for high school students to plan out their futures and prep for college. Richland Library wants to guide local teens and their parents through this process by offering three programs in October, geared toward financial planning, school options and college applications.

Start your college search in the Teen Center at our Main location (1431 Assembly Street) by joining our staff for:

College Goal FAFSA Event

6 – 8 p.m., Thursday, October 4
Receive free financial aid assistance while completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please have these items readily available:
  • Social Security Number
  • Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s and other records of money earned
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID to sign in electronically (If you do not have one, visit http://fsaid.ed.gov)
3 – 5 p.m., Sunday, October 7
Need help pinpointing the right college for you? Meet nearly a dozen college representatives, find admissions resources and make that first impression on your dream school.
6 – 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 9
From finding schools and completing applications to getting accepted and finding funding, we have you covered. Get ready to present your best self in writing.
All three programs are free and open to the public.
For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email estoll@richlandlibrary.com.
About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 11 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

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