The goal of the “I am College Bound” campaign is to provide New Hampshire high school students with the inspiration, information and planning support to pursue higher education goals. The Center for College Planning team especially encourages low-income students, their parents and their mentors to recognize that New Hampshire campuses and the U.S. Department of Education offer strong financial aid programs which enable eligible individuals to access financial assistance in paying for education beyond high school. To inform, engage and grow public awareness about financial aid programs, students are incentivized to share content with friends and peers within their networks through monthly promotions.
No Tricks, Just Treats – and FAFSA Filing!
Halloween is a great time where everybody can be a kid - you know, find a crazy costume, head out with friends to collect a treat or two, and have a complete sugar rush for the next week! Did you know that aside from celebrating Halloween, October is the official start of FASFA filing? FAFSA (also known as the The Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in applying for federal financial aid.
The 2019-2020 FAFSA became available for high school seniors to complete (along with parent information, in most cases) Monday, October 1st. This application is required if you who wish to be considered for financial aid at the colleges and universities you are currently applying to.
While you are sorting your Halloween candy, and as you start to finalize the list of schools you plan on applying to and are gearing up to file your FAFSA, take a few minutes to prepare for filing your FAFSA.
To file the FAFSA, you (and one parent) will need an FSA ID. Your FSA ID is comprised of a username and password and you will use it every year when you file the FAFSA (and also when you complete your federal loan documents next summer). We suggest you write down your username and password and keep it in a safe place. While you can re-set your username and password if you forget either of them, it’s tougher than a Laffy Taffy to re-set!
October’s I Am College Bound Promo:
Question: What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)?
Participating New Hampshire students have the chance to win one of two (2) $25 Amazon gift cards this month!