AVON PARK, Fla. – July 18, 2016 – South Florida State College invites prospective students and parents to drop by its Highlands Campus in Avon Park to get individualized assistance in applying for admission or financial aid.

SFSC’s recruiter and staff will be available on Monday, July 25, Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 9, to help new students complete their admission application. Participants are welcome to drop in anytime between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

New or current students seeking financial aid for the fall academic term are invited to drop by on any of the three days to get help completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Dubbed College Assistance Express Days, SFSC set aside the three days to make it easier for students to get admitted and apply for financial aid.

“New and current students, and their parents, are welcome to visit with us for help in applying for both admission and financial aid,” said Summer Miller, SFSC’s recruiter. “We can offer them personalized assistance–no appointment is needed.”

Applicants and students will find Miller and SFSC staff waiting to help them in the lobby of Building B on SFSC’s Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park.

Most applicants will seek to claim Florida residency for in-state tuition. Miller recommends they check the SFSC website to ensure they bring the right documentation with them. They can visit www.southflorida.edu and enter “Florida residency” in the search box. Miller noted that applicants can apply for admission with or without documentation.

SFSC’s College Assistance Express Days also aims to help applicants and students get their financial aid applications started. On any of the three days, new students who have been admitted, or returning students, can get one-on-one help.

Miller recommends visiting the SFSC website to find the documentation requirements for financial aid. Look for the frequently asked questions Web page, or “FAQs” on the financial aid section of SFSC’s website.

In addition to its two-year associate degree, SFSC offers three bachelor’s degree programs: elementary education, nursing, and business with a concentration in supervision and management. Students who earn an associate degree at SFSC are guaranteed admission to one of Florida’s 12 state universities or one of the college’s own bachelor’s degree programs.

Residents who haven’t earned a high school degree can learn about SFSC’s adult education program leading to a high school equivalency diploma.

For more information about the College Assistance Express Days, contact Miller at summer.miller@southflorida.edu or 863-784-7447.