Learn About College Financial Aid At Library Program               

The thought of finding a way to pay for a college education can be a daunting task. College-bound high-school students and their parents are encouraged to attend an informative presentation, “Paying for College without Going Broke,” on Saturday, August 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon, in the Meeting Room of Fort Bend County Libraries’ Cinco Ranch Branch Library, located at 2620 Commercial Center Blvd in Katy.

The program will be repeated at the University Branch Library on Wednesday, August 28, beginning at 7:00 pm, in Meeting Room 2 of the library, located at 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

Brannon Lloyd, a college financial-planning educator, will provide an overview of the costs associated with attending college. He will discuss ways of qualifying for different types of financial aid without getting trapped in a financial nightmare of high rate, high payment, and expensive debt.

Learn how to avoid loans, maximize merit-aid, and avoid pitfalls that may hurt a student’s eligibility for financial aid. Get tips on things to do to increase a student’s chances of obtaining scholarships and grants, regardless of a family’s income or a student’s grades.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, see the Fort Bend County Libraries website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), or call the Cinco Ranch Branch Library (281-395-1311), the University Branch Library (281-633-5100), or the library system’s Communications Office (281-633-4734).