University offering free help with financial aid applications on Oct. 29

Posted 10/13/17

FAFSA Day Massachusetts logoFitchburg State will join more than 30 other institutions offering free help on the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) for college-bound students on FAFSA Day Massachusetts. Fitchburg State’s financial aid professionals will offer assistance starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29 at the Antonucci Science Complex, 333 North St.

Every high school senior, college student, and adult-student who will be attending college during the 2018-2019 academic year needs to complete the FAFSA in order to apply for federal, state and institutional financial aid. FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a College Goal Sunday program, provides free help statewide to students and families looking to complete the FAFSA.

FAFSA Day Massachusetts is being held Sunday, Oct. 29 at over 30 locations, with additional locations available on different dates and times. Families are encouraged to visit https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-register/ to register, and to view locations, dates and times. The services are free and available to anyone entering college in 2018; low-income, first-generation students are especially encouraged to attend. Many locations will have services available in various languages.

FAFSA Day is staffed by volunteer financial aid and higher education experts available to provide families one-on-one assistance. FAFSA Day is a non-profit program sponsored by Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, MEFA, American Student Assistance, and the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Over 15,000 students have been served during FAFSA Day events.

To register at Fitchburg State, visit https://www.masfaa.org/fafsa-day-register/. For more information on FAFSA Day at Fitchburg State, contact Alcira Zadroga at azadroga@fitchburgstate.edu or by phone at 978-665-3556. For additional information, call 877-424-7627 or e-mail fafsaday@gmail.com.

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