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Financial Aid Night helps find college funds
Presentation is set for Jan. 19 at Hillsboro High
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To help families in the Hillsboro and Wonewoc-Center school districts better prepare for the college financial aid application process that begins in January, University of Wisconsin-Richland assistant campus dean for student affairs Annette Hackbarth-Onson has scheduled a Financial Aid Night  at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Hillsboro High School.

This free, hour-long program is designed to assist high school seniors and their families as they plan for college next year.
Hackbarth-Onson will explain various types of financial aid and guidelines for state and federal programs. Information about scholarships—including the UW-Richland Scholarship Program’s extensive offerings--and the college application process will be presented. Details about online applications and forms will be provided. The UW-Richland Scholarship Program typically awards about $100,000 per year and students may apply for more than 125 awards by submitting a single application. The UW-Richland Scholarship program is expected to grow significantly for 2014-2015.

Following the presentation, there will be time for questions and answers. High school seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

For details about the programs, contact Hillsboro High School at 489-2221. For more information about UW-Richland, call the campus at (608) 647-6186, and select option #3 for Student Affairs or visit the campus website at