New Britain students get a head start on college application process

Published on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:02
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NEW BRITAIN – The New Britain High School graduating class of 2018 was celebrated on Saturday, and students who stuck around were given help filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid forms.

The American Savings Foundation sponsored lunch and Hot 93.7’s DJ Meechie, a NBHS graduate, provided entertainment provided by New Britain High School graduate DJ Meechie of Hot 93.7.

After lunch, the celebration turned into College Goal Saturday, where families were able to get help completing the FAFSA. Financial aid professionals from Central Connecticut State University, Tunxis Community College, Naugatuck Valley Community College and financial services providers from HRA of New Britain were on hand to help.

There were also college admissions workshops in both English and Spanish, with staff from both CCSU and the University of Connecticut on hand to answer questions about the college admissions process.

“For many of our families, this is their first experience with the college application process,” NBHS principal Joseph Pinchera said of the day. “Applying for financial aid can be confusing without some help. We wanted to be sure every senior had this great opportunity for help.”

Superintendent Nancy Sarra said the district is committed to help students leave NBHS on a successful path.

“Whatever assistance we can offer in helping make their dreams a reality, we are committed in doing,” Sarra said. “This is a rare opportunity for our seniors and I hope we can keep the momentum moving forward for years to come.”

- Skyler Frazer, Staff Writer

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News on Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:02. Updated: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 18:05.