The TRIO Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center is sponsoring a Free Application for Federal Student Aid Workshop for area high school seniors, current college students and college stop-outs from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in room A210 at Halifax County High School.

This free workshop is open to anyone and their family member who desires hands-on assistance in applying for financial aid for the 2022-23 academic year or upcoming spring 2022 term.

“Some high school seniors think that they should wait until they are accepted to college before applying for financial aid,” Sharon Harris, TRIO EOC project director, said. “Delaying the financial aid process can cost students needed institutional and state funding and ultimately complicates the scholarship application process.”

The Southern Piedmont Educational Opportunity Center is a TRIO federal program which assists high school seniors and adults living in the counties of Halifax, Pittsylvania, Henry, Patrick and Franklin along with the cities of Danville and Martinsville with college access assistance for any two- or four-year college or university.

“Potential college students can indicate up to 10 colleges on the FAFSA,” Harris said. “Attending college is a family decision and every family’s eligibility for financial aid is different so apply early in order to properly plan for college.”

Students and adults who are interested in enrolling or re-enrolling into college should attend the FAFSA workshop or call TRIO EOC education specialist Camille Younger for one-on one assistance at 434-572-5479 or 1-800-560-4291 ext. 288577.

Younger’s office is located at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center at 220 Bruce St. in South Boston.