Himes host “How to Fund Your College Education” event Sunday

Congressman Jim Himes, whose district includes part of Shelton, will host an event this weekend to connect students who need help paying for higher education with financial aid professionals and information on federal financial aid options.

“How to Fund Your College Education” is a free information session that will be presented on Sunday, March 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Trumbull Public Library, 33 Quality St. Registration begins at 2:30.

Representatives from the Fairfield University, Sacred Heart University and the University of Bridgeport will explain how to identify grants and student loans and offer tips for filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They also will answer questions from attendees.

“The FAFSA is the first step toward accessing the multiple types of financial aid available for higher education,” Himes said.

Anyone interested in attending should RSVP by calling 203-333-6600 or by emailing Shante Hanks at Shante.Hanks@mail.house.gov or Paul Coyle at Paul.Coyle@mail.house.gov.