Nov 07, 2019 Alyssa Pascarella

FAFSA Help is Here

The RISLA College Planning Center will once again be hosting FAFSA Completion Events across the state of Rhode Island to help students, parents, and adult learners with completing the FAFSA. The FAFSA, formally known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is the first step to applying for college financial aid. All schools use this application for awarding federal student aid dollars and many also use it for awarding their own institutional funds. EVERYONE should complete a FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.

Many students and parents struggle with this form, which contains over 100 questions. A new mobile application, myStudentAid, was launched by the US Department of Education, and can be found on the Apple and Google Play app stores. The mobile application is expected to customize the experience of filling out the form based on who is completing it. But for those with bigger questions about aid, or who aren't comfortable using this kind of technology, receiving in person help can be a huge relief. That is why we take our “show on the road” to local high schools for your convenience providing information and assistance for FAFSA completion.

Note:  certain events are only open to students at the school (and their parents), while others are open to the public.

Date & Time Location Event
11/7 @ 6 PM Hope HS FAFSA Night (open to public)
11/7 Middletown HS FAFSA Day
11/8 E-Cubed FAFSA Day
11/13 JSEC FAFSA Day
11/13 360 HS/ JSEC FAFSA Night (open to public)
11/14 @ 6 PM Coventry HS FAFSA Night (open to public)
11/15 Central Falls HS FAFSA Day
11/18 @ 6 PM Classical HS FAFSA Night (open to public)
11/19 Smithfield HS FAFSA Day
11/22 Classical HS FAFSA Day
12/2 Johnston HS FAFSA Day
12/3 @ 6 PM Woonsocket HS FAFSA Night (open to public)


Not sure that filing the FAFSA is necessary? Watch the below video and learn why everyone should apply for aid. 

HubSpot Video

If you aren't able to make it to one of the above events, or you prefer to receive assistance in a more private setting, please book a free appointment with the RISLA College Planning Center. 

Published by Alyssa Pascarella November 7, 2019