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MECC to Offer Series of Free Financial Aid Workshops
MECC to Offer Series of Free Financial Aid Workshops
Posted Date: 3/2/2015
Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a series of free financial aid workshops in March, April, and May designed for high school, college, and adult students who plan to attend college during the 2015-2016 academic year.
Each workshop will offer free, professional, one-on-one assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Any student, including those who do not plan to attend MECC next year, is welcome to attend, as well as their parent(s). Pre-registration is required to attend a workshop session.
Participants should plan to bring the following items to the event:
• U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Number (PIN) for you and your parent (if student is a dependent). Save time and apply for a PIN in advance at You may also get one in real-time when you fill out the online FAFSA.
• Social Security numbers for you and your parents/spouse
• 2014 federal income records, including income tax return and W-2 forms
• Information on savings, investments, business and farm assets (for student and parents)
To view the full list of scheduled workshops in March, April, and May, visit To register for a workshop, contact the MECC Financial Aid Office at (276) 523-7470.