DCCC, CFNC to Hold Financial Aid Night for Students and Parents

Yvette Canty

Jan. 21, 2015 – Davidson County Community College and the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) will co-host a College Financial Aid Night for parents and students at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 29 in the Mary E. Rittling Conference Center on the Davidson campus. While the event is geared toward high school seniors, other high school students and their parents interested in getting a head start on the process may attend.

The session offers tips on successfully applying for financial aid, including filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for most student aid programs. Other topics include types of financial aid available, scholarships, helpful tips for getting the most aid and important deadlines associated with applying for financial aid. 

Takeila Hall, student aid expert from CFNC, will provide information on financing post-secondary education and answer questions from parents and students. She will discuss North Carolina-specific aid programs as well as the importance of seeking free money awards to help pay college costs.

“We want these prospective college students and their parents to gain a better understanding of the financial aid process and have a positive beginning as they seek ways to fund a college education,” says Yvette Canty, financial aid counselor at DCCC. “This session is open to all area high school students, not just those planning to attend DCCC.” 

For more information, contact Canty at 336-249-8186, ext. 6389 or ycanty@davidsonccc.edu.

*Editor’s note: The attached photo features Yvette Canty, financial aid counselor at DCCC.

Founded in 1963, Davidson County Community College is noted for its quality educational programs and services. As one of 58 institutions within the North Carolina Community College System, DCCC offers studies in more than 50 degree programs. A fully accredited, multi-campus college, DCCC celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2013 and is looking forward to serving students in Davidson and Davie counties for many years to come. The college is committed to developing minds, inspiring imaginations, and preparing students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment. Visit Davidson County Community College on the Web at davidsonccc.edu.