A free workshop to help families of high school students apply for college financial aid will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Nampa High School, and if enough students NHS students apply for aid, the senior class will win a party.
Families attending Tuesday’s workshop will get expert assistance in filling out the Free Application for Student Aid (FASFA.) The FAFSA must be completed by students to qualify for federal grants and student loans. Most colleges and universities also use the FASFA to determine financial aid they may provide. Students seeking aid at Idaho’s college and universities must complete the FASFA by March 1.
Tuesday’s workshop is open to all families, but Nampa High is targeting its students as part of a competition called “FASFA Frenzy.” FASFA Frenzy is sponsored by the Treasure Valley Education Partnership and the United Way, which challenged four high schools – Nampa, Kuna, Meridian, and Mountain Home – to get the most applications completed. The winning school will earn a day at Wahooz for its senior class.
A second by-appointment-only workshop will be held for NHS students from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Feb. 27, at Nampa High School.
More information about FASFA is available at:https://fafsa.ed.gov/