Each fall, students across the country can begin the process of applying for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. Throughout the month of February, the higher education community, including NASFAA, celebrates Financial Aid Awareness Month, in an effort to provide crucial information to students and families about access to federal, state, and institutional student aid.
This year for Financial Aid Awareness Month, we’re highlighting why financial aid is so important for students around the country. On Tuesday, Feb. 14, join us for a Facebook Live Q&A to hear from the NASFAA policy team and financial aid professionals about how financial aid can change lives, and what they love most about the profession. At the end of the month, on Friday, Feb. 24, NASFAA will host a Twitter chat with others in the higher education community to discuss the importance of financial aid, and how we can improve the system moving forward. Throughout the month, feel free to send us your questions on Twitter using the hashtag #FinAidFeb, and get tips and advice on common mistakes to avoid when filling out the FAFSA. Keep in mind that applying for financial aid is free and can help you pay for a school you might have thought was out of reach.