For students seeking to enroll in college in the fall of 2019, it’s now time to complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application for the 2019-2020 school year opened on October 1, 2018, and it’s critical that students and their families complete the application as soon as possible to maximize resources to pay for college. More than 300 high schools participating in Alabama Possible’s Cash for College campaign have committed to helping every senior complete their FAFSA and news outlets across the state have highlighted the FAFSA application launch and the importance of early completion.

AL.com: Most Alabama seniors qualify for Pell grants

Did you know that most Alabama high school seniors qualify for a Pell Grant of up to $6,095 a year?

Dothan Eagle: Students urged to complete federal financial aid application 

Since the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, application opened earlier this month, the Dothan area is doing its best to help students and parents access valuable information on how to properly fill out their forms, and receive federal funding that can aid in a student’s post-secondary academic career.

Shelby County Reporter: FAFSA college aid application process begins

 

Families of college-bound students can now begin filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Fafsa.gov. FAFSA completion gives students and families access to billions of dollars in financial aid for college, including scholarships, college work-study jobs, and subsidized student loans. 

WRBC: FREE Money for College (not a trick)

Students from Holy Family Cristo Rey Catholic High School explain why it’s important to apply now and how easy it is.

WSFA12: Don’t miss out on free college money with FAFSA application 

If you’re a parent with a child preparing for college – or have a student in college – we don’t have to remind you how costly a post-secondary education can be. Tuition costs can quickly tick up thousands of dollars, but there are financial aid options available to help – including FAFSA.

Cash for College Alabama is a partnership of Alabama Possible, the Alabama State Department of Education, Bold Goals Coalition of Central Alabama, and the Alabama Media Group. Additional collaborators include the Alabama Commission on Higher Education and the Alabama Community College System.

Above: Students work on their financial aid forms at Birmingham’s Wenonah High School.