HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama Board of Training has already permitted a brand new highschool commencement requirement to finish the FAFSA beginning subsequent 12 months, however the schooling nonprofit group Alabama Doable needs to assist all Class of 2021 college students have theirs carried out as nicely.
The group will host its last two nights of free FAFSA session periods through Zoom, with remaining slots at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, and Wednesday at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.
Representatives from the group often journey across the state to offer highschool counselors a lift in educating and helping seniors in regards to the monetary support course of. Organizers stated this 12 months introduced extra challenges with COVID fatigue, in addition to outreach and communication obstacles because of the pandemic.
Government Director Chandra Scott stated the state solely has about 42 % of its 2021 seniors completed with FAFSA types – thirty third most within the nation. Scott says which means the digital occasions Tuesday and Wednesday nights are a lot wanted.
“We’ve simply received to guarantee that households know and perceive the significance of finishing the FAFSA, and have the assist that they should get it carried out,” Scott stated. “And that’s what this digital FAFSA household night time is actually all about. It’s our response to what we hear from counselors in excessive faculties, and that is our approach of serving to them fill that hole.”
Scott stated breakout rooms throughout the workshops may be confidential for college students with their mother and father and a monetary support advisor, to stroll households by the FAFSA course of.
As soon as accomplished, every scholar additionally will get a free present card as a reward, in keeping with the web site.
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