Students seeking college federal financial aid for the 1997-98 academic year should pick up financial aid applications now and mail them by February 15, according to Bluefield State College Financial Aid Director Thomas Ilse.
"The state deadline for filing is actually March 1," Ilse noted, "but that's the same deadline that has been established by the Federal Student Aid Programs center for receiving applications to be considered for the 1997-98 academic year. To be considered, applications must be received by the Federal Student Aid Programs by March 1. Practically speaking, to minimize any problems that may arise by waiting too late to file, applicants should plan to complete and mail their financial aid applications by mid-February."
"Free Applications for Federal Student Aid" are available in the BSC Financial Aid Office in Conley Hall.