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Bellevue University Announces Free Webinar Series to Help Students Understand Financial Aid

In honor of Financial Aid Awareness Month, Bellevue University’s Scholarships and Grants Department has teamed up with the EducationQuest Foundation of Nebraska to offer a weekly webinar series titled Financial Fridays.

The series will feature five 20-minute live video sessions on a wide array of topics related to financial aid. There is no fee to participate. The first two sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 12 at noon and 4 p.m. Two additional sessions will be held Friday, Feb. 19 at noon and 4 p.m. The final session will be held Friday, Feb. 26 at noon.

“These quick 20-minute sessions are meant to provide high level information to prompt students to want to ask more questions related to financial aid,” Johnna Hargens-Brown, Director of Scholarships & Grants at Bellevue University, said. “We want students to understand their options and to know they have options. We want them to become more financially literate as it pertains to federal aid so they are better prepared to make informed financial decisions as it pertains to their education.”

Participants who can’t attend a session, can request the recorded webinars by emailing scholarships@bellevue.edu.

For questions about the Financial Fridays webinar series, contact scholarships@bellevue.edu.

Session Information:

“Federal Aid Friday”

Date: Friday, Feb. 12

Time: Noon CST

Session Description: What types of financial aid are there? How are the amounts determined? How can I qualify? Stop in for this quick 20 minute session to learn about federal financial aid and how you or your family may qualify for funding to help pay for college expenses. Because let’s face it, who has money just lying around these days?

Click here to register: bellevue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U5xCtF4ER82JUhEcjV9JsA

“FAFSA Friday”

Time: 4 p.m. CST

Session Description: What is the FAFSA? What do I need in order to apply for financial aid for college? Can anyone help me and my family? Drop in for 20 minutes to gain a high level understanding of what the FAFSA is, what you need to gather to be prepared to submit your first or renewal FAFSA, and find out who can provide the one-on-one assistance you or your family may need. Help is just a click away!

Click here to register: bellevue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TryvQ3oGSMOm3P8-oYcelQ

“Know Before You Owe”

Date: Friday, Feb. 19

Time: Noon CST

Session Description: What are federal student loans? What are the rules if I decide to take out a loan to help pay for college? Do I have to pay it back? Are there options for paying it back? What if I don’t get a job right after I graduate? These are common questions you might want to ask before deciding to take on student loans. Tune in for a quick 20-minute session to learn about the pros and cons of student loans, loan counseling, interest rates, debt accrual, and more. Your future self will thank you for it.

Click here to register: bellevue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9Vz8r0JuSdC0r7bTFaotWA

“No Regrets: Avoid Debt With Scholarships & Grants”

Time: 4 p.m. CST

Session Description: Don’t like the idea of taking on debt via student loans for school, then tune in for a fun 20 minute session on everyone’s favorite money topic for college: FREE MONEY! Learn about the offerings Bellevue University has for scholarships and grants, how to apply for scholarships at Bellevue University, and where to find free money outside of the institution. This

is one session you don’t want to miss!

Click here to register: bellevue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hOyAM6jwRw6IbEyAttYdhQ

“Verification Demystification”

Date: Friday, Feb. 26

Time: Noon CST

Session Description: Verification…what the heck is it and why do you feel like you are selected every year? For our last Financial Friday session, we want to help you learn how and why students are chosen for verification, what documents might be requested if you are chosen, and where to go and what to do from there. We understand this is one of the most confusing and sometimes scary topics that arise when applying for federal financial aid. Don’t miss out on the possibility of being awarded grants and other aid because you’ve been selected. We will demystify this process so you can get the funds you deserve.

Click here to register: bellevue.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3KQauFhYTVOVThgUe3eRFA

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org).