Viewer questions, comments encouraged during live broadcast

CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network will examine how to pay for college in the next episode of “Arkansans Ask” airing Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m.

Rising education costs leave many people wondering how to afford college. In this episode of “Arkansans Ask,” AETN will explore various resources and options for funding. A panel of experts will discuss financial aid, scholarships, loans and other assistance available to students.

Panelists include: Dr. Brett Powell, director, Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Lisa Smith, outreach and communications coordinator, Arkansas Department of Higher Education; Cheryl C. Lyons, director of financial aid, University of Central Arkansas; Amy Oury, career counselor, Bryant High School; and Jamille Rogers, media specialist, Conway Public Schools.

Steve Barnes hosts. Viewers may submit questions and comments at 800-662-2386, or on Twitter with #ARAsk.

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