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Students still need encouragement to complete FAFSA

2014 February 20
by HISD Communications

FAFSA Day may officially be over, but many students still need help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to qualify for the more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds available for college.

If you know of students who haven’t finished or submitted their applications, be sure to let them know that help is still available.

DeBakey High School, for instance, will be bringing the financial aid consultant who spoke at its annual FAFSA workshop back to campus once a week through the end of June to assist parents and students with any problems they may be having. And Westside High School will be hosting an additional FAFSA informational/assistance workshop from 8:30-9:30 a.m., on March 6, 2014, in the library.

Students who need help or want to know if their schools will be conducting additional workshops or activities should contact their counselors or college access coordinators for details.

The FAFSA deadline is not until June 30, but many grant and loan programs have a limited amount of funding, so the earlier students complete theirs, the better their chances are of receiving federal assistance.

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