Fayetteville Technical Community College is joining a statewide effort to encourage current and future students to complete the free FAFSA forms that are required for the awarding of federal financial aid as well as scholarships.
The FAFSA form can be completed quickly, especially with the help of experts like the members of FTCC’s financial aid office. These FTCC personnel can help anyone complete the FAFSA forms that are used by participating colleges and universities across the nation. There is no charge for the service.
As part of a special push in North Carolina to encourage current and future students to complete their FAFSA forms, FTCC’s Financial Aid office is holding a drive-thru event on Saturday, April 10, to help people fill out their forms. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 10 in the parking lot behind the Tony Rand Student Center. The building’s parking lot is along the FTCC Access Road on the College’s Fayetteville campus.
The FAFSA push is being led by MyFutureNC, a statewide nonprofit organization focused on educational attainment. Seventy-six percent of public high schools across North Carolina are registered for the challenge.
Attendees can fill out the FAFSA form in their cars or inside the student center. Financial Aid staff will be available in both locations to offer help. FTCC will follow social distancing guidelines tied to the ongoing outbreak of COVID-19. Residents of Cumberland County, surrounding counties, current students, non-traditional and high school students are encouraged to attend the event and apply.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is the first step for any students attending a higher education institution to determine the financial aid and scholarships they can receive on a need or academic basis. The FAFSA form is for all students seeking a higher education – from future high school graduates, to adults of all ages and economic backgrounds. The form takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.
Those interested in attending classes during the 2021 summer sessions should bring their 2018 tax return forms to the FAFSA session. Those interested in applying for classes starting in the fall or later should bring their 2019 tax forms. Minors should bring their parents’ tax forms for those years.
MyFutureNC says that current and future students who complete increase completion a FAFSA application are more likely to enroll in higher education, persist in their college work and obtain a degree. Other partners in the push to encourage FAFSA completions are the College Foundation of North Carolina and Gear Up North Carolina.
Learn more about FTCC’s Financial Aid Department by clicking the link here.