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Information sessions on college loans and scholarships will be offered for College Cash Month

November is College Money Month. To celebrate, Mason and Oceana College Access Networks, along with Launch Manistee, are offering online “Pay for College” information sessions this week with local representatives from financial aid and scholarship programs.

The free sessions will take place November 1-4 at 7 p.m. via Zoom.

The program kicks off Monday with a presentation on Understanding Financial Aid Processes, presented by the Director of Financial Aid at West Shore Community College. On Tuesday, Baker College will cover a FAFSA 101 session, including step-by-step instructions on how to complete the FAFSA. The 101 scholarships will take place on Wednesday, presented by staff at the Mason County Community Foundation. Shelby State Bank on Thursday will help students and families understand how student loans work.

Each session is designed for students planning to attend college or university. All sessions are free and open to high school students, seniors and their families in Mason, Manistee or Oceana counties. Each session is offered via Zoom, with internet or telephone access. The full “Pay for College” schedule is available with a registration link on

Students and families are also invited to attend an online information session on the Promise scholarships at 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 18. To register or learn more about this free session or any of the College Cash Month online events, send an email to [email protected]

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