High school students and working adults learned more about building their resumes for college applications, researching colleges, universities and technical schools, and financial aid options at a free “Get Ready for College” class Tuesday at Stewart C. Meyer Harker Heights Public Library.

Lydell Ash, 46, of Harker Heights attended the class because she is considering going back to school.

“Now I’m motivated. This was informative and helpful,” she said.

Lisa Youngblood, library director, led the college preparation class.

“It is never too late to start, but the earlier you get started the better,” Youngblood said. “Colleges, and people giving you money for college, want you to be successful. They want to see that you are well-rounded, that you’ve done different things.”

The class learned that financial aid resources can be found in library books and internet sites such as fafsa.ed.gov.

Youngblood said all potential students must fill out the FAFSA, the federal student aid form.

“No matter where you are going, they are going to make you fill out the FAFSA,” she said. “Parents may think their kids are not going to get money, or people think they make too much money to get money from the government, but your school is going to use this application as your jump-off point.”

Another class college preparation class will be held at the library in the fall.

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