For many students, the dream of continuing their education past high school is not possible without financial aid. There are numerous ways students can get the financial help they need to make their post-secondary dreams a reality, but the system can be very intimidating.

To assist students and families in demystifying the process, Lee County Public Schools, with the help of a local financial aid expert, will host several Financial Aid Nights. The events will be held in the school’s auditorium and will run from 6:00—8:00 p.m. as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Cape Coral High School, 2300 Santa Barbara Blvd., Cape Coral
  • Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Dunbar High School, 3800 Edison Avenue, Fort Myers
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at South Fort Myers High School, 14020 Plantation Road, Fort Myers
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Lehigh Senior High School, 901 Gunnery Road N., Lehigh Acres

While the events are scheduled at high schools in all three attendance zones, parents are invited to attend whichever event is convenient for them.

Those attending will learn about important new changes to the financial aid application timeline and process. College financial aid experts will cover the definition of financial aid, how to apply, deadlines, instructions for completing the FAFSA, Bright Futures and state aid versus federal aid and more.