1/20/16 FAFSA Day

The Times-News 1/20/16     
Reprinted with permission.

REGISTRATION FOR FAFSA DAY is under way. The FAFSA automatically puts students in consideration for federal and state grants, Federal Work Study and Federal Student Loans. Federal and state grants are gift aid — free money the student does not have to pay back.

If eligible for Federal Work Study, a student has the chance to get a job on-campus to help pay expenses. And the FAFSA helps determine whether a student may be eligible for subsidized as well as unsubsidized Federal Student Loans.

Families who would like free help completing the FAFSA are invited to attend a FAFSA Day near them on Saturday, Feb. 20. Local community colleges, including Alamance Community College, Piedmont Community College in Yanceyville and the Durham Technical Community College campus in Hillsborough, are hosting FAFSA Day events.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Go to CFNC.org/FAFSAday or call 866-866-CFNC toll-free for a list of event sites and register for the one nearest you.
More than 65 sites will be available the morning of Feb. 20.