FAFSA is back! Many seniors may have missed the opportunity to file their FAFSA but they got a second chance! The requirements are still the same and if you still need to create a FAFSA ID, please pop into the guidance office and ask if anyone can assist you.

Like the last FAFSA Day, students and parents were met with college financial aid officers, if they wished, to help them complete the FAFSA. A FAFSA should be filed by all students across the nation because it may help cover payments¬†for college whether a big or small amount. Any type of money given to pay your way through college is really helpful and should never be taken for granted. The FAFSA isn’t a scholarship, it is free federal money for college! How great is that?!

Many colleges are impressed by how much Lodi High School cares for their students and their futures, starting off with Instant Decision Day. FAFSA Day is the next step that should be considered by all seniors in high school. Think about it! You get help completing the application and you can be relieved to know you completed it right. This is a step you should take before March because the earlier you apply, the more money you may be guaranteed. Just a heads up, many colleges and universities have their own deadlines for the FAFSA. So if you have an idea of a narrowed list of possible schools you’d like to commit to, check their deadlines!

The materials will be the same as the last FAFSA Day. This includes: Social Security Number, Permanent Resident Cards (if this applies to you), W-2 Forms, Tax Records (from either 2014 or 2015), and your FAFSA ID (which can be created at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm). Hopefully you’re ready to complete your last couple of steps to make your way to college. If you did not have the opportunity to participate in either FAFSA Day event, please do not be discouraged and stay on track! Create your FAFSA (FSA ID) and sit down with your parent to complete the FAFSA online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/fafsa?locale=en_US.