Himes to host college financial aid event this Sunday in Trumbull

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) will host an event this Sunday, March 16, at the Trumbull Public Library to connect students who need help paying for their higher education with financial aid professionals and information on navigating federal financial aid options.

“How to Fund Your College Education” is a free information session that will feature representatives from the University of Bridgeport, Fairfield University, and Sacred Heart University explaining best practices for identifying grants and student loans and tips for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They will also be available to answer any questions attendees may have.

“We must ensure that all students, regardless of their background or financial situation, have the opportunity to get the education and skills they need to excel in our modern economy,” Himes said. “The FAFSA is the first step towards accessing the multiple types of financial aid available for higher education. I am happy to host this event highlighting the importance of FAFSA completion, and I hope you will join me there.”

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by calling 203-333-6600 or by emailing Shante Hanks at Shante.Hanks@mail.house.gov or Paul Coyle at Paul.Coyle@mail.house.gov.

Registration for the event Sunday will begin at 2:30 p.m. and the the program will run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The Trumbull Public Library is located at 33 Quality St.