Every year on October 1, FAFSA opens to high school seniors and anyone considering post-high school education during the following school year. This annual application is the key to receiving most financial aid and scholarship. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can seem overwhelming. Often, students and families worry they won’t qualify, or won’t be able to finish it. Free FAFSA Completion Events are designed to help. Counselors and experts provide in-person guidance at community events located throughout Collier County.
A primary interest of Future Ready Collier is helping all young people graduate from high school with a plan for their future. Whatever your expectations or hopes, it’s smart to be sure you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early in your senior year as possible. Filling out the FAFSA gives you the greatest flexibility in getting and using financial aid and scholarships for any sort of post-high school education and training. Read more to register for free virtual FAFSA information sessions held in November and December.
On October 7, Future Ready Collier hosts a virtual community conversation with the Florida College Access Network (FCAN) about their Talent Strong Florida initiative. Talent Strong Florida joins stakeholders in education and the business community to bring attention to the value of post-high school training. FCAN’s recently welcomed executive director and their assistant director for network partnerships will participate in the conversation.
You are invited to join Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Kamela Patton, and a panel of experts for a Collier County
Public Schools Virtual Symposium on Preparing Your Child to be Life Ready! Topics of discussion will include:
Champions For Learning is hosting a series of Rising Senior Workshops for Collier County rising seniors (Class of 2020) and their parents where they will receive information about the college application process, financial aid process, and scholarship resources.
All workshops are held at the College & Career Lab at Champions For Learning’s offices (3606 Enterprise Avenue, Naples, FL)
Here is the schedule:
The Application Process
June 12, 2019 (6 pm – 8 pm)
July 23, 2019 (9 am – 11 am)
June 27, 2019 (9 am– 11 am)
August 7, 2019 (6 pm – 8 pm)
The Financial Aid Process
July 15, 2019 (9 am – 11 am)
August 21, 2019 (6 pm– 8 pm)
Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Pre-registration is required. To register for one or more of the workshops click here.