Financial Aid Workshop Offered for College-bound Students

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jack Reed is hosting a financial aid workshop for students who need help paying for college.

The Rhode Island Democrat says he wants to connect college-bound high school students and their parents with experts to learn about how to access available financial aid.

The free workshop is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday at the Community College of Rhode Island's Knight Campus in Warwick.

Reed says the financial aid opportunities are out there and he wants to make sure Rhode Island residents know their options. He says many families don't even realize they are eligible, and never apply.

The 90-minute seminar will address financial aid options available at the federal and state levels, eligibility criteria and the application process, among other topics.