WSHS to host financial aid info session Feb. 20

The Winona Senior High School Counseling Office is offering another FAFSA 101 informational session on parent/teacher conference night on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Learning Commons.

A representative from a local college will walk students through the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) process, and will have brochures and handouts to disburse.

FAFSA is the form that the federal government, states, colleges and other organizations use to award financial aid. Submitting it is the first step toward accessing grants, scholarships, work-study programs and federal student loans, but there are important variables students and families need to consider before starting the process.