High school seniors are encouraged to see their school counselor about scheduling an appointment for FREE assistance to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the first step to receiving money for college. Thanks to changes to the FAFSA in 2016-2017, families can file beginning October 1.
Get2College and college representatives will be at Lanier High School on October 25, 2016, and February 22, 2017.
Students who file before December 1 will receive a gift card at their FAFSA appointment. More importantly, early filing gives students more time to explore and understand their financial aid options and determine what colleges they can best afford to attend.
FAFSA Days provide students and their parents with one-on-one assistance in completing the FAFSA and the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid application with guidance on funding from federal, state, college, and private resources.
Saturday FAFSA Days are available on November 5, 2016 or January 28, 2017, at the Jackson Get2College Center, 2600 Lakeland Terrace. Students must call first to schedule an appointment on one of those dates.