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Parents Need To Be Prepped For College Too

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SUSSEX CO., Del. - From applications to financial aid and scholarships, prepping for college can be a daunting process.

But it's not only students that have to deal with all the paperwork and deadlines, parents need to be informed too --which is why the Indian River School District launched its Parent University, to help both parents and students through every step of the process with a series of classes. This month, the sessions will focus on financial aid.

"We're at the state level. A high percentage of our students do go on to college, but what we've found is that some of the students won't apply to some schools because they think they can't get in, or they can't afford it. So that's what these workshops are geared towards -- is making them aware of all the opportunities that are available," Community Education Coordinator Michele Murphy said.

The Delaware Community Foundation and the Delmarva Education Foundation presented on scholarships and financial aid at Sussex Central High Wednesday evening. The next session is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at Indian River High School at 5:30 p.m. That session will focus on FAFSA.

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