THE FAFSA CHALLENGE IS ON!
The Office of Postsecondary Readiness will continue a District-wide effort to increase FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion amongst district students each school year. The current deadline for this school year’s FAFSA in Pennsylvania is Aug 1, 2020. The next school year’s FAFSA opens on October 1, 2020. More info can be found at https://studentaid.gov/
In collaboration with the Philadelphia 76ers the FAFSA challenge will be offering prizes for the schools that reach certain milestones for FAFSA completion during the school year. To learn more about this year’s challenge click here.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as FAFSA, is a form that can be prepared annually by current and prospective college students (undergraduate and graduate) in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. The application is used to apply for federal grants, loans, and work-study funds for college students. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which provides more than $150 billion in student aid each year. Your eligibility for federal grants (which don’t have to be repaid) and federal loans (which do) will generally be based on your financial need, as determined by the information you supply on your FAFSA.
Several FAFSA pop up events will be hosted throughout the school year at various school sites throughout the city in collaboration with various partners. Each year we start with our annual Kickoff, where you complete the application right on site and engage with fun, music, food and games while learning more about the college going process. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s FAFSA kickoff in October!