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Financial aid workshop
Kaskaskia College Financial Aid will be hosting half-day sessions for professional development opportunities designed to help high school counselors, community organization members, financial aid administrators and other professionals involved in assisting Illinois students and their families along the path to college.
The workshop is designed to help build an understanding of financial aid concepts, whether the student is new to financial aid or a seasoned professional seeking a refresher.
Workshops will be held next Tuesday in the college’s Lifelong Learning Building, in rooms LC 114-115. Registration for the morning session begins at 8 a.m.
Lenore Smith, community affairs specialist for the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, will be the presenter, and there is no cost to attend. Participants will earn Continuing Professional Development Units for participating.
At the conclusion of FAFSA Made Easier, participants will break for lunch. Participants are welcome to attend both workshops or a single workshop. The training will conclude by 4 p.m.
 Sessions include:  
 FAFSA Made Easier – Starts promptly at 8:30 a.m. Developed as an intensive line-by-line review of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 2010-11.
Participants will gain insight about current intricacies of the FAFSA and anticipated changes. Special emphasis is placed on dependency questions, financial aid worksheets, issues of student eligibility and how to avoid common mistakes.
 FAFSA Expert – Participants will build on information presented in "FAFSA Made Easier."
Complex tax, asset, eligibility and need analysis questions are discussed. Using case studies that reflect real life situations, participants will complete guided calculations of the Federal Need Analysis Methodology and learn how the information reported on the FAFSA impacts a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
 For more information or to register, call Lisa Collier, director of financial aid for Kaskaskia College, at 545-3081.
 
Fayette County scholarships available
The Kaskaskia College Foundation Office announces that scholarships are available to area Fayette County residents.
These scholarships will assist deserving students in reaching their educational goals. Scholarship applications must be submitted to the Kaskaskia College Financial Aid Office by 4 p.m. on Friday, March 18.
The following scholarships are available: Oscar M. Corbell Memorial Endowed Scholarship for a Fayette County resident; Frank M. Denny Memorial Scholarship for a Fayette County resident; Steve and Patti Bohner Scholarship in memory of Robert G. Burnside for a graduate of Vandalia High School; Terry J. Emerick Memorial Scholarship for a graduate of Vandalia High School; Jan and Jack Johnston Scholarship for a Fayette County resident; and the East Fork Conservation Club Endowed Scholarship for a Fayette County resident.
 For a complete list of all foundation scholarships being offered for the 2011-12 academic year, call 618-545-3080 or visit the website at http://www.kaskaskia.edu/scholarships/FoundationScholarships.aspx.
 
Late classes at Vandalia Campus
The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus announces that the following late starting courses will be offered.
 • Intro to word processing (CITA-110-VA01W) will be held Saturday mornings, March 26-April 16, from 9-11:50 a.m. The one credit hour class will be taught by Kathy Smith.
 • Beginning MS Powerpoint (CITA-140-VA01E) will be held Tuesdays, April 5-May 3, from 4:30-7:20 p.m. The one credit hour class will be taught by Rhonda Phillips.
 • Beginning MS Powerpoint (CITA-140-VA01D) will be held Thursdays, March 31-May 5 from 9-11:50 a.m. The one credit hour class will be taught by Kathy Smith.
 • Food service sanitation certification (COOK-074-VA01W) will be held Saturdays, April 30-May 7, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Linda Marcoot.
 • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (HLTH-128-VA01W) will be held Saturday mornings, April 2, 9 and 16 from 9-1:50 p.m. The class will be taught by Vickie Brandol
 • Core values/ethical decision-making (PHLE-119-VA01W) will be held Friday and Saturdays, April 1, 2, 8 and 9. Friday sessions will be held from 5-6:50 p.m., and Saturday sessions will be held from 8 a.m.-1:20 p.m. The one credit hour class will be taught by Scott Crothers.
 • Computer college-part 2 (LLI-7021-VA01E) will be held Mondays, April 11-May 9, from 5-8 p.m. The instructor will be Kathy Smith.
 • How to buy and sell on eBay (LLI-7040-VA01W) will be held Saturdays, March 19-April 2, from 9-11:30 a.m. The instructor will be Dean Black.
 • Introduction to the Internet (LLI-7025-VA02W) will be held Saturdays, March 5 and 12, from 8:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The instructor will be Kathy Smith.
 For course descriptions, visit the college website, www.kaskaskia.edu/Catalogs/Default.aspx.
For more information or to register, call 545-3000.