The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis is running FREE online workshops this fall to help students and families navigate the financial aid process and avoid excessive debt.
Free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) Workshop explains FAFSA, its importance, and how to complete and submit the application:
Wednesday September 22 from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Wednesday October 13, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Workshop on the basics of financial aid explains the different sources of financial aid, private scholarships and how to compare options:
Wednesday November 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is required for all workshops, which will be held online and are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit https://bit.ly/SFTSL2021FallWorkshops.
The FAFSA opens its doors on October 1, 2021 and is essential for seeking help. High school and current students applying for financial aid for the 2022-2023 school year should file the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2021 on fafsa.gov. The FAFSA uses tax information from two years before the aid year the student is applying for (so for the 2022-2023 academic year this will be tax information from 2020 onwards). Students can transfer tax information directly from the IRS to the FAFSA. Foundation advisers can provide information on what to do if finances have changed since 2020 for any reason, including any financial changes related to the pandemic.