During the STEM Career Fair last month, we asked students to take a quick survey about the FAFSA. We then put all of the names of the participants in a bucket for a chance to win a FREE Chromebook! Watch the video to see the lucky winner with his prize.
Special thanks to all of the students who took the time to fill out our survey!
If you are or know a high school student, please don’t forget to fill out the FAFSA. The FAFSA is how you apply for federal grants, work-study funds, student loans and scholarships. If you don’t complete the FAFSA, you could lose out on thousands of dollars to help you pay for college.
If you plan to attend college between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019, you should fill out your FAFSA now!
Here are some tips for completing the FAFSA:
1.) The official FAFSA website is fafsa.gov. You should never be asked to pay to complete the FAFSA. It’s always FREE.
2.) Fill out the FAFSA form as soon as possible. Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and some states and colleges run out of money early. Even if it seems like your school’s deadline is far off in the future, get your FAFSA done ASAP.
3.) It’s important to get an FSA ID (username and password) before filling out the FAFSA form. When you register for an FSA ID, you may need to wait up to three days before you can use it to sign your FAFSA form electronically. Create an FSA ID at StudentAid.gov/fsaid.
4.) Colleges can’t see the other schools you’ve added, so you should add ALL colleges you are considering to your FAFSA form, even if you aren’t sure if you’ll apply or be accepted. You can add up to 10 schools at a time.