What is FAFSA Now?
The FAFSA Now campaign urges the class of 2020 to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the application for federal aid such as the Pell Grant, Work Study and Federal Student Loans. The FAFSA is also the application for state aid such as the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS), and the Louisiana GO Grant. In addition, many institutions also use information from the FAFSA when deciding which students receive scholarships, also known as institutional aid. Some national scholarships also require completion of the FAFSA.
The FAFSA Now initiative will use text messaging and social media outlets (@LOSFA: Twitter and Facebook; @LOSFA001: Instagram) to get the word out to students about the importance of completing the FAFSA.
LOSFA will also be available online to help students and their parents complete the FAFSA or make any corrections
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The National College Attainment Network (NCAN) recently announced the FAFSA is a common measure to gauge whether a student will persist or enroll in college; 72 percent of seniors who complete the FAFSA are more likely to continue in post-secondary education.
According to NCAN’s FAFSA Tracker, 63.2 percent of Louisiana seniors have completed the FAFSA as of March 27 th , placing Louisiana at number two in the nation for FAFSA completion. Louisiana has ranked number one in the nation the last two years in a row.
Be a part of the conversation!
As a part of the FAFSA Now campaign, we will be hosting a Twitter chat to discuss the importance of completing the FAFSA. We invite you to join the conversation and share how the FAFSA helps with maximizing gift aid for college. Help us motivate students and families to secure money for college during this time.
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How can I be a part of this initiative?
To be a part of this initiative, you can help spread the word about the importance of completing the FAFSA by downloading our press kit which has everything you need to be an active part of the FAFSA NOW campaign. The logos, graphic templates, and social media posts are already laid out for you to use; so get involved now! Remember to tag us in your social media posts (@LOSFA: Twitter and Facebook; @LOSFA001: Instagram).