GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. High school parents and students took in a full afternoon at Colorado Mesa University getting a better understanding of financial aid for college. It all started with a tour of CMU followed by informational sessions. Both parents and students a chance to ask questions and learn more about the financial aid process.
"It was nice to hear which ones are good web sites to go to and which ones aren't, and the timeline was really useful, so knowing when you should apply for various things," says Stephanie Matlock, a parent who attended.
“It’s important to fill things out early. I learned a lot about deadlines and a lot of them are in February so I've been kind of been slacking on that and I need to get on it early and apply for some scholarships while I can," says Loryn Chiapuzio, a senior at Fruita Monument High School.
Many of the parents we talked to say they'd definitely recommend the program to those who will be going through the process next year, as it can be a bit overwhelming to figure things out on your own.