In 2007-08, over 8.4 million eligible students did not complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Of these, approximately 2.3 million would have been eligible for a Pell Grant - FREE federal assistance that made it possible for over 8 million low-income students to afford college tuition in 2009-10! Additionally, the FAFSA is used by colleges, universities, and vocational schools to determine a student's entire financial aid award package, including grants, scholarships, work-study awards, and federal loan assistance. With over $154 billion in federal assistance available, it is distressing that last year, 41% of students did not apply at all.
At FAFSA Free-for-All events, you can be trained to volunteer to provide one-on-one help for students and their families in completing the FAFSA. This year, FAFSA Free-for-All strives to serve 5,000 studentsincreasing first generation college attendees, veterans, and low income student filers by 10%. Students will leave each event feeling confident that they have completed their FAFSA form with correct information by March 1, 2014, which is a priority financial aid consideration deadline.
Since its inception, FAFSA Free-for-All has helped 5,000 New Mexico students and their families, and with your support we can reach even more! FAFSA Free-for-All event is an effective, statewide effort to increase college completion rates. With your donation, we can serve even more worthy students!