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NMC to Host Cash for College Workshop (June 16, 2009)

The Northern Marianas College will be hosting a free “Cash for College” workshop aimed at assisting students and their parents maximize scholarship opportunities that are available to students seeking to obtain a college education.

The free workshop will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2009, at the Multi Purpose Center. The first session will begin at 9:00am to 11:00am and the next session will be at 5:30pm to 8:00pm. Participants can attend either session.

“We are really excited to be offering this type of assistance to our students,” said NMC President Dr. Carmen Fernandez. “I especially encourage all those students who have just graduated from high school to attend the workshop so they can take advantage of numerous financial aid opportunities that are out there.”

Those who attend the workshop will receive personal, step-by-step assistance in completing college financial aid forms for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Saipan Higher Education Financial Aid (SHEFA) and the CNMI Scholarship.

Staff members from the College’s Office of Admissions and Records will also be present to provide information and assistance with the NMC application process. Workshop participants will also be eligible to have their application fee and placement test fees waived for the Fall 2009 semester.

Participants are asked to bring a valid form of identification (e.g. a valid U.S. passport, copy of valid application for a U.S. passport, birth certificate, or green card), an official transcript from high school (at least three official copies), tax forms, and proof of CNMI residency for 2007 and 2008, including proof of continuing residency. Applicants for SHEFA are required to bring a valid U.S. passport, a voter registration card, and proof of vote cast.

Participants are asked to pre-register by emailing their name, email, and phone number to [email protected], Or call 234-5498 ext 1528/37 to provide this information. Preregistration is not required. However, because of space limitations, those who preregister will be assisted first. There is no fee to attend the workshop.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions and Records at 234-5498 ext. 1524/37, or email [email protected].



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