State and local school district pool resources to educate future college students about financial aid opportunities

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Paying for college can be hard on any family and tonight educators teamed up to shed some light on dealing with that financial burden.

The Lafayette Parish School System along with Gear Up and U-L Lafayette helped parents financially prepare their teenagers for college with a financial aid information night at the U-L Lafayette student ballroom.

Parents of students in high schools throughout Acadiana were invited to attend.

They received vital information on the resources available to pay for college.

Author Kristina Ellis spoke at tonight’s meeting about paying for college all on her own.

Ellis says learning the ins-outs of financial aid contributed greatly to her success.

 

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