MECC to Offer Series of Free Financial Aid Workshops

Big Stone Gap, VA – Mountain Empire Community College will offer a series of free financial aid workshops in March, April, and May designed for high school, college, and adult students who plan to attend college during the 2018-2019 academic year. Workshops will be held on Tuesdays  at 2:15 p.m. in Godwin Hall Room 118

Each workshop will offer free, professional, one-on-one assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Any student, including those who do not plan to attend MECC next year, is welcome to attend, as well as their parent(s). Pre-registration is required to attend a workshop session.

Participants should plan to bring the following items to the event:

  • 2016 Federal Tax Return (including W-2, for you and your parents if a dependent)
  • 2016 untaxed income
  • Social Security numbers for you and your parents/spouse
  • Dates of Birth
  • Information on savings, investments, business and farm assets (for student and parents)

Save time and apply for an FSA ID in advance at

If you need assistance with completing your FAFSA, please stop by the financial aid office during normal business hours and staff will be glad to assist you.