Delaney Hosts Financial Aid Workshop in Gaithersburg

Jan 15, 2016
Press Release
Over 125 attend workshop featuring Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell

GAITHERSBURG – Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) hosted a Financial Aid Workshop for College and Trade School Thursday evening in Gaithersburg. The event at Gaithersburg High School was attended by over 125 people and featured a panel discussion and an opportunity for Marylanders to speak one-on-one with federal, state and local higher education and financial aid representatives. The Workshop featured special guest the Honorable Ted Mitchell, Under Secretary of the United States Department of Education.

“A world-class education makes the American Dream possible and for most students and families that requires financial aid,” said Congressman Delaney. “I saw this firsthand: scholarships, including those from my dad’s union, helped me attend college, which positioned me to have a successful career as an entrepreneur. I want every kid growing up in Maryland to have that same chance and this workshop was all about bring resources, experts and agencies directly to parents and students interested in college and trade school and I’d like to thank Under Secretary Mitchell for joining us in Gaithersburg.”

Under Secretary Mitchell oversees policies, programs, and activities related to postsecondary education, adult, career and technical education and federal student aid at the Department of Education. The Financial Aid Workshop for College and Trade School was the 13th constituent services workshop held by Delaney since April of 2015.

Participating organizations included:

  • U.S. Department of Education
  • U.S. Department of Education – Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Maryland Higher Education Commission
  • Montgomery County Public Schools
  • University of Maryland Office of Financial Aid
  • Montgomery College Office of Financial Aid
  • Educational Systems Federal Credit Union