First Financial Federal Credit Union to Host Free Seminar: Crash Course in Financial Aid in the New Year

CONTACT:  Ann Willets
Utopia Communications
(732) 542-9100 ext. 114

WHAT: First Financial Federal Credit Union ( is offering a no-cost seminar, presented by student loans expert Ken O’Connor, of Attendees can expect to walk away from it with great knowledge on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), financial aid in itself, scholarship offers, school selection, and student loans.

“There is a new FAFSA that has just been released on January 1st. I’ll cover how to file and complete it,” O’Connor said. “And, with different options between financial aid, scholarship offers, school selection, and student loans, I’ll educate attendees on all of them to help students make the best choice for their needs.”

Plus, attendees will learn how to compare financial aid and scholarship offers.

“I understand that all of this can be tricky — I’ve been there before! It doesn’t have to be complicated,” O’Connor said. “I hope this seminar will help make this time in a student’s life easier.”

** Please bring billing statements and any financial aid information you have to the seminar.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 

6:30 pm- 8:30 pm 

WHERE: First Financial, Wall Office 

1800 Route 34 North

Suite 302, Building 3

(Corner of Rt. 34 and Hurley Pond Rd.)

Wall, NJ 07719

CONTACT: Register for the seminar through this Constant Contact link or by contacting First Financial at 866.750.0100, or by e-mailing  Space is limited and registering in advance is recommended.

About the speaker: 

Ken O’Connor is a 10 year veteran of higher-education finance, having served thousands of students and parents during his career as a financial aid counselor. Having assisted so many families, each having their own specific financial and educational needs, Ken has gained experience in creatively solving a multitude of the financial problems that arise with attending college.

First Financial Federal Credit Union:

First Financial Federal Credit Union (formerly Mon-Oc Federal Credit Union) is a not-for-profit financial cooperative whose goal is to provide the highest level of quality products and personalized services while maintaining financial integrity and stability.  Our vision is to be a long-term financial partner with our Members. While First Financial has a highly trained, professional staff using the latest technology, we also pride ourselves on our personal touch. Unlike huge banking conglomerates, policy setting and overall strategic direction of First Financial are overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of credit union members. For more information on First Financial, visit

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