FAFSA Fest - Free Application for Federal Student Aid


FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid






FAFSA Fest is an annual series of events in that will bring local volunteers to locations around the city to help students and families complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online, answer financial aid questions and provide individual counseling to understanding college costs. Food and refreshments will be provided. Volunteers include financial aid counselors from local colleges, accountants and attorneys.


FAFSA Fest Events

FAFSA Fest 2017 schedule: 

  • Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 5 - 7 p.m.; Wheatley Branch Library, 33 Dr. Samuel Mccree Way
  • Sunday, Jan. 29 from 1- 3 p.m.; East High School, 1801 E Main St. 
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 from 5 - 7 p.m.; Wilson High School, 501 Genesee St. 
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 from noon - 2 p.m.; Frederick Douglass R-Center, 999 South Ave.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 - 7 p.m.; Maplewood Branch Library, 1111 Dewey Ave.  
  • Saturday, Mar. 4 from noon - 2 p.m.; Franklin Campus, 950 Norton St.
What to Bring: 
  • A parent or legal guardian, and
  • 2016 Federal and State Tax forms, or
  • 2015 tax returns and a list of 2014 income and recent pay stubs. 

All students are welcome! Assistance for special circumstances will be available.

Students attending the events Jan. 18, Feb. 7, Feb. 11, Feb. 21 and Mar. 4 will be eligible for a drawing to win one of ten $500 scholarships to the Monroe Community College bookstore, thanks to the Monroe Community College Foundation. 

Rochester CAN

The Rochester College Access Network (RCAN)  is a program of the Rochester Education Foundation. It is a collaborative initiative encouraging college access and success through communication, coalition and advocacy for students in Rochester to enable students to reach their full potential.

RCAN members include  every local college or university, Rochester City School District, the Rochester Area Community Foundation, United Way, not-for-profit groups including Hillside Work Scholarship Connection and the Urban League, and business and other individual representatives.

Rochester College Access Network is a component of the Roc the Future community-wide coalition that tracks the work of local agencies seeking to close the achievement gap for students in Rochester Schools.

The Community Foundation, Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation, the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Monroe Community College Foundation, Oppenheimer Funds, Paychex, REOC, Roc the Future, Rochester City School District, WDKX, WROC-TV join the City of Rochester and the Rochester Public Library as sponsors. Other sponsors include the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, College Goal NY and the NY State Financial Aid Administrators Association

For more information, visit www.RochesterCAN.org, or call Rochester Education Foundation at 271-5790.