Planning for College Costs

College costs are at the top of the list of concerns for anyone with high school-age children as well as those considering a return to classes.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) is hosting Planning for College Costs on February 6 to help answer some of the many questions surrounding paying for college. The sessions will be held from 3 – 6 p.m. at EICC’s Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges.

The college’s financial aid personnel will be on hand to talk through strategies to plan for college costs including tuition, housing, textbooks and other factors. The sessions are open to soon-to-be high school graduates and their parents, as well as older adults planning on beginning a college or technical education.

The session is particularly timely because the deadline for college scholarships is April 1. The college encourages everyone to apply for scholarships. Scholarships are awarded on a variety of criteria in addition to academic success.

Now is also the time students should be thinking about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for student applying for financial aid, regardless of what college they plan to attend.

To register for the session or for more information contact the colleges:

Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton

Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado Street, Muscatine

Scott Community College
500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf