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Financial Aid Seminar in Springfield

FAFSA daySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — With the price tag for an education at some universities topping more than $200,000, just thinking about how to pay for it all can be very stressful.

Congressman Richard Neal hoped to ease some of those worries at his 18th annual financial aid seminar at AIC Sunday.

Families learned how to get the most out of a free application for financial aid.

“Be honest on the FAFSA, be honest with the financial aid office,” says Sage Stachowiak, director of financial aid at AIC. “Sometimes what you put on the FAFSA might not reflect your current financial situation, but still fill out the form correctly — contact the financial aid office, and they will make the adjustments and they will work with you to make sure you receive everything you’re eligible for.”

“I think this is an opportunity to gather information, I think this is a chance for people to go back and forth with individuals who really knew something about it,” adds Congressman Neal.

The seminar was a part of the state’s 9th Annual FAFSA Day.

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