FAFSA Frenzy

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Expedition College: FAFSA Frenzy

Thinking about paying for college can feel overwhelming. When it comes to your FAFSA application, don't set out on your expedition without the right tools. 

We’re practicing social distancing and coming to you virtually! During our first FREE Virtual FAFSA Frenzy, prospective students and their parents can get expert assistance from dedicated Financial Aid gurus and our very own USA Student Aid Ambassadors. Receive free professional assistance completing the FAFSA, set up a one-on-one virtual session with our student aid advocates, and get personalized advice in our small group breakout sessions.

Let us help you understand the resources that can help finance your education.

Maximize your Potential

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Registration: USA FAFSA Frenzy Registration

Students that pre-register and attend will be entered into a drawing to win a USA 'Expedition College' Book Scholarship (more details below).

What to Expect

USA Financial Literacy specialists will provide a 30 minute FAFSA Bootcamp, followed by 4 breakout sessions led by our USA subject matter experts. Students and parents will also have access to virtual one-on-ones, with financial aid specialists to address specific FAFSA challenges or needs (by appointment). And, we will have USA Student Aid Ambassadors on site to answer phones and address your general FAFSA questions.


5:00pm-5:30pm
FAFSA Bootcamp

A 30 minute session led by our Student Aid guides, intended to support students and their parents with the basic information needed to complete their FAFSA. Intended for college bound seniors planning to attend college during the 21/22 academic year.

 

5:30pm -6:00pm  
Breakout Sessions

  • A Deep Dive into Financial Aid
  • All Things Scholarships
  • Contract and Third-Party Aid
  • Special Circumstance Determinations

Our 15 minutes sessions will run in two tracks, so feel free to register for TWO!

5:30pm -7:30pm
One-on-One appointments

Have more questions about the FAFSA? Need assistance with a special circumstance? Schedule a 20 minute one-on-one appointment with one of our Aid Ambassadors. Students must be registered for the event and have requested/booked an appointment prior to the event.

 

For those that do not require a one-on-one, our USA One Stop phone lines will also be open from 5:30pm - 7:00pm to assist with any questions you may have, or to book future appointments with our Student Aid staff. 

Prior to the Event

 Pre-Register using this link: USA FAFSA Frenzy Registration

 You and your parents will need to create your FSA ID (if you do not already have one). You can do this on the Federal Student Aid website.

If you are concerned about special circumstances or have questions about the FAFSA that require assistance from a financial aid specialist, please be sure to book your virtual appointment early. Spots are limited, and provided on a first come- first request basis. 

What to Have on Hand

To maximize your experience please be sure to complete the "Prior to Event" checklist above. 

  • A computer with internet access
  • Your FSA ID. 
  • Your 2019 Federal tax information. If you don’t have access to your parents’ information, we can still walk you through the process.

USA 'Expedition College' Book Scholarship

FAFSA Frenzy participants will be entered to win a $500 USA Expedition College Book Scholarship.  To be eligible, get registered for the event, sign the virtual guestbook when you arrive, and then sit back and enjoy the presentation.

The Expedition Book Scholarship will be eligible for use at the USA Bookstore during your freshman year at South. Go Jags!