FAFSA Events


Please join The School District of Philadelphia at our 7th annual FAFSA kickoff featuring Dr. Watlington on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, from 3:30pm to 7pm at 440 N. Broad St.

This event is open to all School District of Philadelphia students. The focus of the event is to provide live support to students and families completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We hope to see you there as you begin your post-secondary journey! Registration is required to attend this event.

Several virtual FAFSA pop-up events will also be hosted throughout the school year in collaboration with various district partners. Stay tuned for more information!


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.