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Program to help college students' parents apply for financial aid

Program to help college students' parents apply for financial aid

Nichols part of FAFSA Frenzy

February 6th, 2011 in News

Pat Wright-Tatum, right, assists Dawn Price-Whitlock as she fills out forms online to apply for student loans. Price-Whitlock's daughter hopes to attend college soon. The Missouri Department of Higher Education will host an event at Nichols Career Center and Lincoln University at which families can apply for education financing. FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Photo by Julie Smith

Since Dawn Price-Whitlock's daughter was 5 years old, she has wanted to be a nurse. In the fall, she was accepted into the health science program at Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City. And this winter, she was accepted to the University of Central Missouri.

But financing that dream could be a challenge. That's why Price-Whitlock went to see Pat Wright-Tatum, financial aid administrator at Nichols.

A first step for most parents looking at college expenses in the fall should be the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).