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      Ottumwa High School to hold FAFSA educational sessions

      With many high school seniors having completed college applications, it is now financial aid season.

      Dean of Students in the Freshmen Academy at Ottumwa High School, Mike Egbert, said many seniors have been inquiring about FAFSA, the free application for student financial aid.

      To help that cause, Ottumwa High School will be hosting educational sessions next Tuesday and Thursday concerning FAFSA.

      Representatives from Indian Hills Community College and Gear-Up Iowa will be in attendance to help parents fill out their FAFSA forms.

      "It's a great first step in having kids get into college and have the opportunity to see what grants, scholarships, and financial aid is available to them. That's one of the biggest obstacles for students getting to go to college. So it's a great first step to get that completed."

      Parents will need to bring their 2013 Federal and State income tax returns as well as 2013 records of untaxed income.

      They will also need to bring their student's driver license number, and both student and parent social security numbers and birthdates.

      Sessions will be held Tuesday, February 25th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, February 27th from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

      Both sessions will be held in the Ottumwa High School computer lab.