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More than 350 attend NMC’s Cash for College on Saipan

Tinian and Rota Cash for College workshops to be held this week

(NMC) — More than 350 students attended Northern Marianas College’s Cash for College workshop this past Saturday on Saipan.

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NMC admissions and records counselor Lisa Rafael assists a participant in filling out an NMC application form during the recent Cash for College Workshop held Saturday. The next Cash for College Workshop will be held on Tinian, June 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Rota, Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  NMC photo

“We are glad to see that so many students are taking advantage of the assistance that the Cash for College workshops offer,” said NMC President Dr. Carmen Fernandez. “We encourage our residents on Tinian and Rota to attend the workshops scheduled on those islands this week.”

The next Cash for College workshop will be held on Tinian on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NMC Tinian Center. The Cash for College will also be held on Rota on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NMC Rota Center.

The workshop aims to assist students and their parents maximize scholarship opportunities that are available to students seeking to obtain a college education. The workshop will be an ongoing session, so participants can stop by anytime during the scheduled times noted above.

The workshop is free to attend and is open to anyone in the community who would like assistance in finding money for college — whether they are recent high school graduates or not. Participants will be provided with personal, step-by-step assistance in completing college financial aid forms, focusing especially on forms for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the Tinian or Rota Municipal Scholarship, and the CNMI Scholarship.

Staff members from the college will also be present to provide information and assistance with the NMC application process.

Although not required, It is recommended that workshop participants bring a valid form of identification (e.g., a valid U.S. passport, copy of valid application for a U.S. passport, birth certificate, or green card), an official transcript from high school (at least three official copies), Copy of 2015 1040, Copy of 2015 W-2 (if not filing), and proof of CNMI residency, including proof of continuing residency.

For additional information, visit or contact Maria Aguon at 433-0657 on Tinian or Martin Mendiola at 532-9513 on Rota.