High school sophomores, juniors and their parents will be able to get information on the college financial aid process during a free presentation offered by Southeast Polk High School and the ICAN. ®

The event will be held at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 25 in the auditorium of Southeast Polk High School. During the presentation, students and parents will receive information on topics including the financial aid process, understanding FAFSA results and college costs, financial aid options, the scholarship process and completing and filing financial aid forms.

“This presentation is very helpful for students and parents who are unsure exactly what is involved in the financial aid process,” says Erick Danielson with ICAN. “As students get closer to senior year, this presentation gives them the time to evaluate their choices and go into the process more knowledgeable and prepared for the journey ahead.”

Families will learn how to complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a free form available from the U.S. Department of Education via www.fafsa.ed.gov. Although professional assistance is not necessary to file the form, ICAN’s free services help reduce confusion and can ensure accuracy.

Please plan to join the ICAN representative at the Understanding Financial Aid presentation at 6:00 PM on Monday, March 25 at the Southeast Polk High School auditorium.

About ICAN

ICAN is a nonprofit, educational organization and the College Access Network for Iowa. A member of the National College Access Network (NCAN), ICAN has 10 Student Success Centers in Ankeny, Cedar Rapids, Coralville, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Orange City, Sheldon, Sioux City, and Waterloo, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit www.ICANsucceed.org.