Learn about paying for college at CCPS financial aid nights

Learn about paying for college at CCPS financial aid nights


Charles County Public Schools is hosting financial aid nights at its seven high schools next month to provide students and parents with strategies and tips on paying for college. Staff from the College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will present on the college fund search as well as share tips and other helpful resources about scholarships and the college planning process.

The annual Charles County College Fair is Monday, Sept. 18 at North Point High School. High school juniors and seniors attend the fair as part of their school day. Two financial aid sessions will be offered during the public evening hours of the fair for parents, students and community members.  

The following is a list of dates, times and locations. All financial aid nights are open to the public. Students are not required to attend the session set for their specific high school.

  • Monday, Sept. 18 – Charles County College Fair at North Point High School, 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 5 – North Point High School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 5 – St. Charles High School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 12 – Westlake High School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 – Thomas Stone High School, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 19 – Maurice J. McDonough High School, 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 24 – La Plata High School, 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 25 – Henry E. Lackey High School, 6 p.m.

At each financial aid session, staff will be available to help students and parents register for their federal student aid (FSA) identification number. This number is required for any student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Specific questions about each school’s financial aid night can be directed to the school college and career advisor. 

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools provides 26,400 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.

The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Marvin L. Jones, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. 

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