Student Financial Aid Discussion At Nicolet College Submitted: 02/24/2013
Story By Shardaa Gray

RHINELANDER - Preparing for college can be stressful, especially if you're thinking of ways to pay for school.

Nicolet College held a seminar on free application for Free Application Federal Student Aid this weekend.

They wanted to show parents and teenagers that there are other options for paying for school.

"It's hard for parents to afford college and higher education," said Nicolet Financial Aid Director, Jill Rice.

"It's important for students to have it and this is the way the federal government is helping students go on for a higher education."

Legislators have discussed making cuts to students financial aid, but Nicolet College Financial Aid Director, Jill Rice, thinks there are plenty of reasons for it to continue.

"Students need this. Like I said 80 percent receives some sort of form of financial aid," said Rice.

"That tells you something. They can't do it on their own."

One of the main topics discussed today was filling out the forms right now, but it also sheds light for parents who don't know that much about federal student aid, especially if they want to go back to college.

"I learned quite a bit and quite a lot and knowing now what I know," said Crandon Parent, Lori Lockridge.

"I could do it for myself if I choose to go back to school."

With all the options out there, having help figuring out whats best for you is important.

"For me I want to be able to get the most out of college with the least amount of pay from me that I have." said Laona High School Senior, Zach Reeves.

"This really relieved the stressed of what am I going to do for this," Rhinelander High School Senior, Kiah Sexton said.

"I know that there's aid out there and this really put it into my hands on how I'm going to get it."

The deadline to fill out the FAFSA form is in April.

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