STC offering assistance with online FAFSA application

SAVANNAH – For some students, completing the online application for financial aid each year is a daunting task – but one made easier this month because of assistance provided by Savannah Technical College as a part of its FINANCIAL AID AWARENESS MONTH activities. On all campuses, staff members in Financial Aid will be available to assist students.

“Because we’ll be looking at aid for classes beginning with summer term, it is important for students to have already filed their 2010 income taxes,” says Financial Aid Director Faith Anderson. The Summer term begins June 21, 2011. Students are encouraged to bring their completed 2010 income tax return with them for assistance.

At the Savannah Campus, students can get individual assistance on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of February from 9 AM – noon and from 2-4 PM. Assistance will focus on completion of the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for 2011-12. For information, call 912.443.5700.

At the Liberty Campus, students can participate in a Financial Aid Lunch and Learn, February 9. Two sessions will be offered 11 AM – noon; and, noon – 1 PM. At the sessions, students will learn how to apply for financial aid and will review new information affecting VA and other financial aid. Additionally, Liberty Financial Aid staff members will hold FAFSA Workshops on February 15 & 16 and February 22 and 23. Workshop times (all days) are 10 AM – noon and 2-4 PM. For information, call 912.408.3024.

At the Effingham Campus, students can get individual assistance with completion of the online FAFSA on Mondays from 1-3 PM; Tuesdays from 9 – 11 AM; and Wednesdays from 3-5 PM. For information, call 912.754.2880.

Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.

Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (