CANCELED: ‘Houston FAFSA Day’ training scheduled for Jan. 24

Did you know that high-school seniors who complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are 90 percent more likely to attend college than those who don’t?

FAFSA gives students access to $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds made available by the federal government—and to get the word out, HISD is taking part in Houston FAFSA Day, a communitywide effort to help high school seniors and their families complete the application with confidence and ease.

FAFSA Day has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, and volunteers are still needed. HISD employees who wish to volunteer were originally invited to a training session on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at the Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center (4400 W. 18th St., 77092), but that was canceled because of inclement weather. We’ll post an update here when the date is rescheduled.

“Completing the FAFSA is an important step in ensuring college enrollment among our students,” said Shontel Roberts with the College Readiness department. “Attendees will take away an understanding of what is required for high school seniors and parents to complete the FAFSA, along with step-by-step instructions.”

Questions? Please call the College Readiness Department at 713-556-7196.