FAFSA | UnidosNow

fafsa_first_infographic_-8-5x14 The National College Access Network has recently launched a new digital campaign to help more high school seniors from low-income households get money for college. The campaign is called Form Your Future and it aims to help students get part of $2.7 BILLION+ in unclaimed financial aid.

The campaign shows that students odds are very good at receiving federal student aid. For instance, students have an 85% chance of getting some kind of student financial aid, and 92% of applicants from low income households receive grant money (that’s money they will never have to pay back!).

UnidosNow, together with United Way Suncoast, Talent4Tomorrow, and Manatee Education Collaborative, have planned workshops throughout Manatee and Sarasota counties. Check out the dates and times here.

Florida College Access Network has shared with us all these resources available to help students complete the FAFSA:

Florida FAFSA Challenge Toolkit: Florida CAN’s toolkit contains resources and strategies to support efforts to increase FAFSA completion rates.

Florida FAFSA Finish Line Data Dashboard: Florida CAN’s interactive dashboard includes FAFSA completion rates of over 600 public schools in Florida, with comparisons to schools’ FAFSA rates of the previous year.  Schools’ FAFSA completion rates are updated every two weeks beginning November 2016.

CGS!Florida: Florida campaign coordinated by the Florida Department of Education’s Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) provides free, in-person assistance with completing the FAFSA at over 20 high schools and colleges across the state.

Form Your Future Campaign and Outreach Toolkit: New digital campaign launched September 30th by National College Access Network to support FAFSA completion efforts, including promotional materials geared toward students.

Up Next text reminders: Part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Better Make Room campaign, a new service that allows students to text “COLLEGE” to 44044 for free financial aid and college search text reminders.

National College Access Network FAFSA resources: List of financial aid and FAFSA resources vetted by college access professionals and national experts.

U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA): The FSA offers a FAFSA Toolkit as well as Early FAFSA resources to help counselors, advisors and advocates assist students and their families with the financial aid process.

FAFSA – FAQ: Do you still have questions about FAFSA? Check out this handout in English or Spanish!

Myth vs. Fact: the facts about filing your FAFSA, in English and Spanish.

How to Create an FSA ID: before you can complete your FAFSA, you will need an FSA ID. Here’s how in English and Spanish.

FAFSA Cheat Sheet: tips and tricks to save time and avoid mistakes, in English and Spanish.

FAFSA Glossary: common terms and acronyms to know in English.

To show how easy it is to fill out FAFSA, in a comedic note, check out this video:

Follow this link to guide you on how to fill out FAFSA, this link to learn what to do after filling FAFSA.

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