What you need to know about FAFSA before FAFSA night.


Braelynn Anthony

If you’re a senior this year then you already know about this week being all about college, it’s called college week for a reason. The week has been all about trying to get seniors prepared for college by providing free applications, scholarship opportunity’s, and what may be one of the most important events, FAFSA night.


What you may be asking is “What is FAFSA?” FAFSA is an acronym that stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Now try saying that 5 times fast. FAFSA is used to help determine your eligibility for financial aid to help provide a stable situation for you as you attend the college of your choice. The US department uses FAFSA to your EFC, which is your Expected Family Contribution, which estimates how much you will be able to pay for college. FAFSA also allows colleges and universities to provide students with needs-based scholarships.


There are many things needed to fill out with the FAFSA form such as, citizenship status, financial status, previous year’s tax information, etc. While you can fill out the FAFSA application form at any time you will be able to fill it out here at the school tonight.


During tonight’s event there will be plenty of people to help you fill out the form and answer any question that you may have. If you don’t understand what something may be asking for there will be someone around to help explain it.


This is a great opportunity to get some extra help and to make sure you’ve got everything you need. While it is always free to apply for FAFSA you don’t always get this type of help and it’d be dumb to pass up such a great opportunity. FAFSA night is tonight, Thursday November 15th, from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. If you are a senior and can attend, you most certainly should.