Every high school senior, college student and adult student who will be attending college during the 2014-2015 academic year must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at fafsa.gov, to apply for financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, part of the national College Goal Sunday program, provides free help statewide to students and families looking to complete the FAFSA. More than 11,000 students have been served during FAFSA Day events.
The 10th annual FAFSA Day Massachusetts is being held on Sunday, Jan. 26, at 1 p.m. and Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. at over 30 locations, with additional locations available on different dates and times. Families are encouraged to visit fafsaday.org to register and to view locations, dates, times, and a list of what to bring. To determine if the January or February event will be best for you, please visit the websites of the colleges you are applying to and determine their financial aid deadlines.
The services are free and available to anyone attending college in 2014. Low-income, first-generation, and adult students are especially encouraged to attend. Many locations will have services available in various languages; for a list of available languages, please visit fafsaday.org. The FAFSA must be completed for each academic year the student will attend college.
FAFSA Day is staffed by volunteer financial aid and higher education experts available to provide families with one-on-one assistance. FAFSA Day is a non-profit program sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, MEFA, American Student Assistance, and USA Funds.