JPS FAFSA Challenge


The FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – is the first step in getting money for college. JPS students and their parents do not need to be anxious about filing this complicated form. Get2College provides students and parents with free, one-on-one hands-on confidential assistance completing the FAFSA.

Get2College and college representatives will be at the JPS schools on these dates:
Callaway High School – October 4, November 3, December 13, February 15, March 1, April 5
Forest Hill High School – October 24 and February 1
Jim Hill High School – October 12 and February 14
Lanier High School – October 25 and February 22
Murrah High School – October 11, December 7, and February 10
Provine High School – October 19 and March 3
Wingfield High School – October 13 and February 7
Students must get an appointment for FAFSA completion by contacting their school counselor.

The Jackson Get2College Center also takes appointments from 8-5 weekdays, and a new remote online technology allows Get2College to help students from any location if they are unable to visit the center – again an appointment is required.

The Jackson Public School District (JPS) is competing in a nationwide challenge to increase FAFSA completion rate. Get2College is coordinating a groundbreaking community-wide partnership funded by a national grant to encourage and assist Jackson Public School students in gaining access to college. FIRST YOU HAFTA

Get2College competed with 118 cities nationwide on behalf of the city of Jackson, winning a $55,000 grant to increase the FAFSA completion rate in JPS. A city-wide, cross-sector campaign is underway to get seniors to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the first step in acquiring financial aid for college. The FAFSA Challenge Grant which was awarded by the National College Access Network is funded by The Kresge Foundation.

Partners include:

• 100 Black Men Jackson
• Alignment Jackson
• City of Jackson’s Mayor’s Youth Council
• Greater Bethlehem Temple
• Greater Jackson Chamber of Commerce Leadership Greater Jackson Program
• Jackson Public Schools Superintendent and District and School Staff
• Mississippi Department of Education
• Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning
• Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
• Parents for Public Schools Jackson

JPS FAFSA Challenge Newsletter

October 14, 2016
September 26, 2016

March 13, 2017