Philadelphia College Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Campaign

Posted by on January 23, 2011

City launches college aid application campaign

Mayor Michael Nutter, together with a broad coalition of public and private partners, launched the College Financial Aid/FAFSA Completion Campaign last week.

The goal of the campaign is to educate Philadelphians about the availability of college financial aid and to promote the importance of completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

During the next three months, the Philadelphia School District and other Campaign partners will host more than 50 workshops across the City to assist residents with filling out their FAFSA forms. Federal Student Aid records for 2010 show that 61% of Philadelphia’s graduating seniors began filling out the FAFSA but only 38% completed the form.

The goals of the campaign are to increase Philadelphia’s FAFSA completion rate to 60% and to increase the amount of available free aid to Philadelphians by 15%, or $38 million.

Applicants must file the FAFSA form no later than May 1st to be eligible for the Pennsylvania State Grant. To learn more about the Campaign, the citywide workshop locations and other aspects of the college going process, call 215-686-0315 or visit here.

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