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February 20, 2014

Education Notebook

Austin Prep hosting open house

Austin Preparatory School in Reading is hosting an open house for families of students entering grades six through eight on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 9 a.m. at the school campus at 101 Willow St.

Students will have the opportunity to meet Headmaster James Hickey, speak with faculty members and tour the campus with current middle-school students. Tours will include visits to the arts and music wings, classrooms and multipurpose facility (gymnasium). Call 781-944-4900 for more.

Financial aid filing workshop

A workshop on filing for financial aid for college through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid process will be held on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at Northern Essex Community College’s John R. Dimitry Building, 45 Franklin St., Lawrence.

Counselors will guide participants through the process of completing and filing a FAFSA application form online.

The FAFSA is the federally required form for all students seeking federal financial aid for higher education. Students attending college during the 2014-2015 academic year must complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA, available at, if they are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid.

NECC is just one of more than two dozen locations statewide hosting a FAFSA filing event. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a College Goal Sunday Program, is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven program in its 10th year providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA. Register at


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