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Auburn School District hosts Paying for College Night on Jan. 16 | Briefs

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The Auburn School District hosts Paying for College Night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 at Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road SE.

Find out about various options to pay for post-high school education at the financial aid information night, including resources like the FAFSA (federal grants and loans) and scholarships.

Computer labs will be open and staffed with professionals to help seniors and their parents fill out financial aid forms.

Admission is free.

For more information, contact the Auburn High School Career Center at 253-931-4994, Auburn Mountainview Career Center at 253-804-5195, or the Auburn Riverside Career Center 253-804-5154, ext. 3390.

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