Financial Aid for College
by Karen McKelvey
Torrance Unified School District Presents
FINANCIAL AID PARENT MEETING
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
at Torrance High School
6:00 PM in the AUDITORIUM
Everything you need to know about Financial Aid!!
Including: The FAFSA (Federal Form)
The GPA Verification Form (Cal Grants)
The CSS Profile (private schools)
Presented by: Catherine Graham, Dir. of Financial Aid, LMU
If you are the PARENT of a JUNIOR or SENIOR
& planning to apply for
Financial Aid for College, don’t miss this event! **
**Even if you feel you will not qualify for aid—–come and find out about the scholarship and aid
opportunities that may be available to you by filing.
Hope to see you there!!
**PowerPoint Presentation is online at
http://ths.tusd.org. Please print & bring it with you!
West High School CEEB code: 053521
Click the above link to fill out and print your GPA Verification form. You must bring this form to be filled out by the Registrar (located in the counseling office). Allow 24 hours for completion. It is your responsibility to pick it up and mail it before the March 2nd deadline.
Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. We consistently champion the promise of post secondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society.
Federal Student Aid plays a central and essential role in supporting post secondary education by providing money for college to eligible students and families. We partner with post secondary schools, financial institutions and others to deliver services that help students and families who are paying for college.
Today, Federal Student Aid performs a range of critical functions that include, among others:
•Educating students and families on the process of obtaining aid;
•Processing millions of student financial aid applications each year;
•Disbursing billions of dollars in aid funds to students through schools;
•Enforcing financial aid rules and regulations;
•Servicing millions of student loan accounts, and securing repayment from borrowers who have defaulted on their loans; and
•Operating information technology systems and tools that manage billions in student aid dollars.
This is a complex, multifaceted mission that calls on a range of staff skills and demands coordination by all levels of management. Consequently, Federal Student Aid, a Performance-Based Organization (PBO), emphasizes tangible results and efficient performance, as well as the continuous improvement of the processes and systems that support our mission.