HPU to host financial aid seminars

BROWNWOOD – January 24, 2013 – Parents of area junior and senior students in high school are invited to free seminars at Howard Payne University to learn more about financing their children’s college education. HPU will host meetings on financial aid and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, and Thursday, Feb. 7, in the university’s Paul and Jane Meyer Faith and Life Leadership Center.

Glenda Huff, HPU’s director of student aid, will discuss the financial aid process with a special emphasis on the FAFSA, the application used to award loans and grants to students at universities across the nation.

“It is important that senior students begin the financial aid process as soon as possible after January 1,” Huff said. “Some schools have very early ‘priority dates’ for awarding financial aid funds.”

University representatives will also discuss HPU’s Heart of Texas Scholarship Program, designed to benefit students graduating from high schools in Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Comanche, Eastland, McCulloch, Mills and San Saba counties. The scholarship awards up to $14,000 annually to students who meet the requirements.

For more information about the seminars, contact PJ Gramling, director of admission, at (325) 649-8406 or pgramling@hputx.edu. For more information about HPU financial aid, visit www.hputx.edu/financialaid or call (325) 649-8015.