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Dogs Haf-ta FAFSA too if they want to go to college! Thanks, Lanier Bulldog for helping spread the word about the importance of filing the FAFSA to get money for college!

Dogs Haf-ta FAFSA too if they want to go to college! Thanks, Lanier Bulldog for helping spread the word about the importance of filing the FAFSA to get money for college!

College Countdown MS FAFSA Days provides students and their parents with one-on-one assistance in completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)and the MS Office of Student Financial Aid application with guidance on funding from federal, state, college, and private resources. The FAFSA Days take place at high schools with students making 30-minute appointments to ensure one-on-one assistance is available. FIRST YOU HAFTA
Schools are encouraged to plan FAFSA Days in the fall this year. Changes to the FAFSA allow filing to begin October 1 as opposed to January 1 in the past. This earlier filing date allows students more time to explore and understand their financial aid options and determine what colleges they can best afford to attend.

Participating high school counselors are provided with marketing tools to promote the event, and students are notified of what information to bring to their appointment. Check out our short Guide to a Successful FAFSA Day. Counselors may schedule FAFSA Days with Shannon Grimsley, Get2College Outreach Program Director, at 601.321.5530 or sgrimsley@get2college.org.

2017 FAFSA TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR COUNSELORS:

DATE WORKSHOP
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Copiah Lincoln Community College in Wesson, MS
Counties: Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Copiah, Lincoln, Lawrence and Simpson.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Itawamba Community College in Fulton, MS
Counties: itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, and Chickasaw.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, MS
Counties: Wilkinson, Amite, Pike, and Walthall.
Monday, July 10, 2017 Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, MS
Counties: Jefferson Davis, Marion, Lamar, Forrest and Pearl River.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 East Central Community College in Decatur, MS
Counties: Winston, Leake, Neshoba, Scott, and Newton.

 

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Dr. Freddrick Murray, Chief Academic Officer for High Schools, Jackson Public Schools, and Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber join Education Services Foundation CEO and President Jim McHale in unveiling the new "first you haf-ta fafsa" brand for the JPS FAFSA Completion campaign.

Grant will help with FAFSA Completion Campaign

Dr. Freddrick Murray, Chief Academic Officer for High Schools, Jackson Public Schools, and Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber join Education Services Foundation CEO and President Jim McHale in unveiling the new “first you haf-ta fafsa” brand for the JPS FAFSA Completion campaign.In fall of 2016, Get2College won a $55,000 grant from the National College Access Network to increase FAFSA completion in Jackson Public Schools. Get2College competed with 118 cities nationwide to win the grant funded by the Kresge Foundation.