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February 06, 2009

Need Help with the FAFSA?
Gwinnett Tech Offers Free Workshops to Help Students & Parents Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid


Gwinnett Technical College will hold a series of free workshops to assist students and their parents in completing the 2009 – 2010 FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The workshops will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 24, March 31 and April 28, in the Gwinnett Tech Assessment Center, Room 811-A, Building 100, on campus. A college Financial Aid counselor will be available to assist students and parents with completing and submitting the form. The workshops are free and are open to any student interested in attending Gwinnett Technical College.

The FAFSA is the federal financial aid form required by Gwinnett Tech for students interested in both federal and state funding sources – including the Hope Grant and/or Scholarship.

Students who sign in by 6 p.m. will also be able to take the COMPASS test that evening. The COMPASS test is a nationally recognized college admissions and placement exam used by most two-year colleges, including Gwinnett Tech.

Students attending the FAFSA workshop must bring their Personal Identification Number (PIN) with them, obtained prior to the workshop at, and their 2008 tax information to be able to complete the FAFSA form.

For more information about the free workshops, contact the Department of Financial Aid at Gwinnett Tech is located at 5150 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, 30043.

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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit

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