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Mesalands hosts FAFSA Free-For-All event

February 13, 2013

Mesalands Community College will be hosting its annual “FAFSA Free-For-All” event on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 2-6 pm in A114. FAFSA Free-For-All provides New Mexico’s college students free professional assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the form that colleges, universities, and vocational schools use to determine a student’s complete financial aid package, which can include grants, scholarships, work-study awards, and federal loan assistance.

The financial aid application can be a daunting step in the college admission process and the FAFSA Free-For-All provides students and their families, with the maximum opportunity to afford the costs of higher education. Over $154 billion dollars in federal aid is available every year and 41 percent of students still do not complete a FAFSA.

Attendees to the FAFSA Free-For-All event are asked to bring their 2012 IRS 1040 Tax Returns, W-2 Forms, and any other 2012 income benefits information.  Attendees are also eligible to win a laptop computer by submitting a survey at the event.

For more information, contact Amanda Hammer, Director of Financial Aid at (575) 461-4413, ext. 136.