Everyone (Seniors) should complete a FAFSA – Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s where the majority of financial aid comes from – including scholarships and grants (FREE MONEY!). Even if you don’t plan on pursuing an apprenticeship, certificate, or degree program right after high school, still apply to FAFSA before it’s too late! It’s important to know how to file FAFSA, as you may use it in the future. (Reminder: FAFSA is mandatory to accept the Promise).
Reeths-Puffer HS is competing in the College Cash Campaign. Our goal as a school is to reach 100% FAFSA completion by March 1st, 2019. Last year seniors got to 67%, so let’s work hard this year to reach out goal!
Ms. Alyssa Stein, college advisor, will be updating our progress right outside of the counseling office:
Step 1: Go to FAFSA.gov to start! Make a FSA ID (a login for the FAFSA) – you will need to know your Social Security Number to do this.
Step 2: Complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA – be sure to have your 2017 tax return and W-2 (if you worked during 2017). If you are a dependent, your parent(s)/guardian(s) will also need to make an FSA ID and have their 2017 tax return and W-2. (If this doesn’t make sense, come see me!)
Step 3: Once you submit FAFSA, show me your Student Aid Report (on the FAFSA website 5 days after you submit the application). You’ll get to pick out a sweet treat of your choice and get your name entered into the College Cash drawings for a chance to win gas cards, gifts cards, and more! The first drawing is when we reach 50% FAFSA completion, with 10 winners. If you aren’t one of the 10, your name will still be in the running for the next drawing (at 65% completion).
If you need help, stop in an see Ms. Stein. You don’t want to miss this chance for free financial aid!