FAFSA Assistance Available

FAFSA Assistance Available for the Classes of 2021 & 2020
Posted on 03/31/2021
Attention Seniors!
Update to previous FAFSA announcement...
Please contact Mrs. Miller (ACCESS Advisor, B200) for any questions regarding completion of your FAFSA. Please don’t miss out any funds that could assist you for college!!

FAFSA Assistance Available for Class of 2021 and 2020


FAFSA completion rates are down in Virginia almost 10% from this time last year, with more drastic decreases at Title I-eligible schools and at schools that serve a population over 40% Black and Hispanic. To address this urgent need for students and families in Virginia, Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide effort. Five college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance. Starting March 15th, students and families can go to: www.virginiacan.org/fafsa. Schedule a meeting, and you will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC). Meetings are conducted in English or Spanish. Though the service is open to anyone in the Class of 2021 and Class of 2020, we appreciate your help in promoting this to low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students in particular. This is a first-time collaboration of these organizations meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic.

2) Please see the attached flyer for spring "What's Next for the Class of 2021" webinars. The first one is next Tuesday!
Financial Aid: All things after FAFSA
Topics include the verification process, comparing aid offers, accepting aid, finding additional aid and Q&A. 
- Tuesday, April 6 - tinyurl.com/afterFAFSA1
- Thursday, April 15 - tinyurl.com/afterFAFSA2
Admissions: Getting ready for your new "home"
Topics include making the big decision, admission and housing deposits, final documents, orientation, registering for classes and a panel Q&A.   
- Tuesday, April 20 - tinyurl.com/1getready
- Thursday, April 22 - tinyurl.com/2getready   

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