October 7th, 2015

The National College Access Network recently awarded Alabama Possible a grant to take our Cash for College financial aid form completion work statewide.

One of the key barriers to achieving our workforce goals is the financial literacy needed to finance a college education. The FAFSA is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans at all colleges. According to the US Department of Education, 9 out of 10 students who complete a FAFSA attend college the following fall. Low-income students typically qualify for Pell Grants of up to $5,775. However, the FAFSA has more than 100 questions and is more complex than a typical tax return.

“Many students and their families have now idea that financial aid is available by completing their FAFSA. Cash for College aims to change that, said Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible.

Alabama Possible will partner with the Alabama State Department of Education, two- and four-year colleges, school systems, and community members to bring FAFSA completion to students and their families where they are: in school and at local community centers.

Watch for more – including an updated web page – at cashforcollegealabama.org