TOMORROW: Removing Barriers to Financial Aid and FAFSA assistance for students from AISD, College Forward, & Austin Chamber
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2019
Contact: Kate Stotesbery
TOMORROW: Removing Barriers to Financial Aid & FAFSA Assistance For Students From AISD, College Forward, & Austin Chamber
Austin, T.X. – Tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will join Austin ISD, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and College Forward to hold a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) event at Akins Early College High School. With FAFSA experts on hand, high school seniors and their families are invited to come and fill out the FAFSA to ensure that every student is applying for financial aid. In 2018, high school graduates missed out on $2.6 billion in free assistance for college because they did not submit a FAFSA.
Rep. Doggett will hold a press conference to share his ongoing work to simplify the FAFSA and unveil his new bill, the Equitable Student Aid Access Act, which both increases the number of students who qualify for the full Pell Grant and makes it easier for those students to access aid.
If you are interested in covering this event, please RSVP to Kate.Stotesbery@mail.house.gov.
What: Austin ISD FAFSA experts, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, College Forward, and Rep. Lloyd Doggett will be assisting students and families complete FAFSA forms. Rep. Lloyd Doggett will also hold a press conference to discuss the Equitable Student Aid Access Act and his ongoing work to simplify the FAFSA and ensure students receive the funding they need to afford college.
When: Tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 12, 10 A.M.
Where: Akins Early College High School, 10701 S 1st St.
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