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2017 Financial aid awareness month

November 2017 is Financial Aid Awareness Month, a citywide campaign to encourage and help families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is a crucial step for every single student accessing a postsecondary education. The College and Career Planning team has developed a website, an overview presentation, and resources to provide support to school staff who lead financial aid awareness activities in their schools. This collection contains all of the resources shared citywide.

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The 2017 Understanding FAFSA: A How-To Guide for High School Students (And the Adults Who Help Them) is a guide designed to help students and families navigate the U.S. D...

NYC DOE is providing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Portal Presentation for school counselors, educators, and administrators interested in coordinating FAFSA completion activities at their schools. Through this presentation, educators will learn about New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) FAFSA Completion Initiative, FASFA Completion Portal, and useful resources to support students with completing with the FAFSA. Participating in this initiative allows NYC schools to identify and assist students completing FAFSA and TAP forms, thereby maximizing their access to financial aid.

NYC DOE is providing FAFSA Completion Portal Registration Instructions for school counselors, educators, administrators and college access professionals. This introductory guide provides educators with registration steps, instructions to access FASFA completion reports, and useful resources to support students with completing the FAFSA. Participating in this initiative allows NYC schools to identify and assist students completing FAFSA and TAP forms, thereby maximizing their access to financial aid.

NYC DOE is providing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion Portal Manual for school counselors, educators, and administrators. NYCDOE has partnered with the NY State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to develop FAFSA Completion Portal. This manual provides educators with detailed instructions on how to complete registration and set up an account to retrieve the FAFSA/TAP completion reports. The FAFSA Completion Data portal provides our high schools with live data on FAFSA and TAP completion for graduating seniors. This real-time data will allow educators to effectively target and encourage students to complete these financial aid forms, thus helping to ensure a smooth transition to postsecondary education.

2017 Financial Aid Awareness Month toolkit includessample parent presentations, lesson plans and other resources for site coordinators to successfully plan and deliver successful activities that support our students and families to file the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) forms. Completing the FAFSA is a crucial step for every single student in order to access the widest range of postsecondary education opportunities available to them.

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