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February 10, 2012
Iowa Students Receive Free Assistance with Financial Aid for College

On Saturday, February 25, Iowa students and families will be able to receive free assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federally required form for students who want financial aid for college.  The event, sponsored by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) and hosted by the University of Dubuque, will be held in the Charles & Romona Myers Center on the University of Dubuque Campus.  UD is one of 31 sites across Iowa to host this financial aid event. 

WHEN:                      Saturday, February 25, 2012

WHERE:                   University of Dubuque 
                          2000 University Avenue, Dubuque
                                Charles and Romona Myers Center, Room 146
                                (445 N. Algona Street.  Parking is available in the lots
                                 on the corner of Algona and Grace Streets and Bennett
                                 and University Parkway.)

TIME:                                    10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

"This event is a great opportunity for students and families to receive free assistance in filing the FAFSA," stated Amy Gaffney, associate director of student financial planning at the University of Dubuque and president of the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA).  "Local financial aid professionals will be on hand from the area colleges and universities as well as the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), providing one-on-one guidance through the application process. UD is happy to again host this event and provide a great service for Dubuque and its surrounding communities.  Visit http://www.iowacgs.org/ for a list of items to bring with you."

The Iowa College Access Network is a nonprofit, educational organization. ICAN is the College Access Network for Iowa, and a member of the National College Access Network (NCAN). ICAN has three locations in Cedar Rapids, Sioux City and West Des Moines, which provide information and support to students and their families as they plan their postsecondary education and apply for financial aid. All ICAN programs and services are provided without charge. For more information about ICAN, call (877) 272-4692 or visit http://www.icansucceed.org/.