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Going to College in Fall of 2019? You Have to Get Your FAFSA Filled Out


High school seniors planning to attend college in the fall of 2019 need to fill out a form known as the FAFSA.

An event this weekend at Western Kentucky University will help students and their families fill out and electronically sign the document.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for state and federal financial aid, as well as grant opportunities, work-study programs, and student employment.

WKU Financial Aid Counselor Ashley Schroader says the event is open to any high school senior considering higher education, not just those interested in attending WKU.

“We encourage students and families that are able to come to the event—whether you think you’re going to come to WKU, or if you’re looking at other schools--that’s totally fine. We just want you to come out so we can help you get the most accurate information for the FAFSA as possible.”

Students and their families need to bring their 2017 tax information and their Federal Student Aid ID information to the event in order to electronically sign the FAFSA.

The event is this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Jody Richards Hall at WKU.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.
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