College financial aid workshops

One of the more daunting tasks of getting ready for college is applying for financial aid.

Now there’s a workshop to help area families get the process started.

The Keweenaw College Access Network is offering free and professional assistance to families in Baraga, Houghton, and Keweenaw Counties with filling out FAFSA forms.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step to gathering the funds needed to pay for college and is necessary in order to receive federal loans, grants or scholarships.

The first of two workshops will be held at the Jutila Center in Hancock on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00pm.

A second workshop will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 to 8:00pm at the Baraga High School Library.

The deadline for filling out FAFSA is March 1st.

A list of what items to bring with you can be found here.