HOUSTON – Feb. 8, 2016 – February is FAFSA Month in Texas, a time when all Spring ISD high schools will focus on helping students and parents better understand the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form that plays such an important role for college-bound students.
“Financial aid can be the difference between whether a student is able to go to college or not, and often students and parents assume that filling out the forms will be difficult,” said Reginald Peters, college and career readiness coordinator. “We plan to change that perception for our Spring ISD parents by providing them the information, instruction and guidance they need to successfully apply.”
There are several opportunities scheduled for parents and students to learn about the different types of financial aid that are available.
Two financial aid workshops for parents and students are scheduled. The first workshop, at 6 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Spring ISD Transportation Center, 341 E. Richey Rd., will explain the difference between the FAFSA and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and help them decide which application best suits their needs. The second workshop, at 6 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Child Nutrition and Training Center, 15330 Kuykendahl, is designed to provide foreign students and their families with financial aid options and higher-education resources. It will be facilitated in Spanish.
The College and Career Expo, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 20 at Dekaney High School, 22351 Imperial Valley Dr., will offer aid information and support along with instruction on how to locate and apply for scholarships.
Each high school’s college counselor will visit classrooms at their campus to provide mini financial aid workshops for students to help them understand the importance of completing financial aid applications.
Additionally, the high schools will host the following financial aid completion sessions: Spring High School – 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 23; Dekaney High School – 5:30 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24; Carl Wunsche Sr. High School – 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 25; and Westfield High School – 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 1.
For more information about Spring ISD FAFSA workshops and events, parents may contact the counselor at their child’s campus or the Spring ISD Family and Community Engagement Department at 281-891-6019.