Financial Aid

Financial Aid Seminar

The Old Colony Guidance Department will be hosting a Financial Aid evening sponsored through Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority (M.E.F.A.).This seminar will be presented by Beth Connelly-Sylvia, who will provide information and clarity on the entire college financial aid application process. Parents and students will learn about financial aid applications and types of financial aid, the factors that determine aid eligibility, how colleges determine the amount of aid to offer, and the details of financial aid offers. This seminar is highly recommended for parents of juniors and seniors. Our seminar will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 beginning at 6:00 PM in the library. Please RSVP @ (508)763-8011 ext 231 with your name, your student’s name, and phone number.

FAFSA Night

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the form that determines your financial aid from the government and most colleges. The form collects personal and financial information from students and parents and applies a formula to determine your Expected Family Contribution or EFC. Completing the FAFSA form can be a confusing form to file, but an integral part of the college process. We will be holding our FAFSA night with advisors from the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) on Tuesday, November 2, 2021. Members from the EOC will work one-on-one with families to complete the FAFSA form.

Completing the FAFSA form is an important part of the college process. Appointments will be offered from 3:00 to 6:30 in the evening. You may call  508 763-8011 x 231 to schedule your requested appointment. Please leave your name, your student’s name, and shop and your telephone number

You can also visit EOC at their main office to complete your FAFSA and/or CSS Profile. The CSS Profile is a different online application that collects information used by nearly 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award non-federal aid.  (For federal aid you must complete the FAFSA form).

The Educational Opportunity Center also offers late afternoon/early evening and Saturday morning appointments on a limited basis as well. . Again, all services are free. For more information regarding this agency and to schedule an appointment Please call 508-996-3147 ext. 3923. EOC is located at 589 South First St New Bedford MA 02740

Additional information from the Guidance Department can be found on the Old Colony website https://oldcolony.us/departments/academics/guidance/  and click on “Financial Aid”.