Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

February 20, 2014

Education Notebook

The Andover Townsman

---- — 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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