FAFSA Fest - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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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, and there is no need to pre-register. Volunteers include financial aid counselors from local colleges, accountants and attorneys. 

FAFSA Fest 2017 and 2018 Events

 • 5 to 7 p.m., Thur., Nov. 2, 2017 at REOC, 161 Chestnut St. (free parking available at the Strong)
• 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Nov. 18, 2017 at MCC Downtown Campus, 321 State St. (with SUNY Financial Aid Day). Free parking.
• Noon to 2 p.m., Sat., Dec. 2, 2017 at Franklin High School, 950 Norton St. Free parking.
• 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sat., Jan, 13, 2018 at East High School, 1801 E. Main St. Free parking.
• 5 to 7 p.m., Tue., Feb. 13, 2018 at REOC, 161 Chestnut St. (free parking available at the Strong)
• Noon to 2 p.m., Sat. 3/3/18 at MCC Downtown Campus, 321 State St. Free parking. 

What to Bring: 

  • A parent or legal guardian, and
  • 2016 Federal and State Tax forms

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

Students attending the events  will be eligible for a drawing to win one of twelve $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.