FAFSA opens on October 1 at www.fafsa.gov. This form is required for anyone who wants to receive financial aid (loans, grants, work-study) to pay for college or career/technical schools. Even if you don’t believe you/your student will receive aid, it is still important to file the FAFSA! You may be surprised by what you get. Additionally, almost anyone can receive a federal student loan, which is much lower interest than any loan from a bank. FAFSA may also be required for certain scholarship applications. In short, COMPLETE THE FAFSA! Keep an eye on FAFSA deadlines for any prospective colleges. And remember: FAFSA is always FREE! Never pay to file a FAFSA.
Ms. Taylor is available to answer any questions students or parents have about the FAFSA. To schedule an appointment, email Ms. Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give her a call at 804-633-9886 ext. 5026.
Please inform Ms. Taylor when FAFSA is submitted. Students who show proof of completion will be entered into a raffle for gift cards and other prizes.
On November 13th from 5 to 7 PM, students and parents can come get help filling out the FAFSA. Drop in at any time during these hours. You will need to know your social security number, parent’s social security number, and should bring tax documents from 2017.