TV special on paying for college

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January 23, 2008

A special two-hour program designed to assist students and parents in looking for ways to pay for a college education will be televised on Sunday, January 27, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

The “Finding Money for College” telecast is being produced by ITV, which is part of the South Carolina Department of Education, with ETV’s assistance. Viewers from across the state will be able to phone-in questions during the live program, using a toll-free number that will be announced on the air.

The broadcast will feature financial aid officers from public and private colleges and universities in the Palmetto State, along with guidance counselors and representatives from the South Carolina Student Loan Corporation, the state’s Commission on Higher Education and the South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants program.

The information on how to find and qualify for scholarships, grants and loans is very timely,” said State Superintendent of Education Jim Rex. “I hope that our high school seniors and their parents will take this opportunity to get answers to their key questions about financial aid for college costs.”

The January 27 broadcast also features a special segment on high school guidance services that help find tuition money. “Finding Money for College” will be repeated on videotape on Sunday, February 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. Repeat telecasts are scheduled on January 31, February 4 and February 11 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Channel 301 for taping by schools (unlimited rights).

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