Ryan Hanson- Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is having a contest between high schools to get the most seniors complete the FAFSA.

Mustangs who complete the FAFSA on their own can email college and careers counselor Dr. Carmen Purpus a screenshot of their completion page to be entered into a $100 gift card drawing to be held the first week of April.

Mustangs who attend one of the workshops will automatically be entered into the drawing even if they don’t complete the FAFSA plus they will receive a $20 Publix gift card.

All seniors need to complete the FAFSA even if they don’t believe they will qualify for aid. Many colleges and scholarships required the FAFSA to be completed before awards are offered.

Purpus said completing the FAFSA is the single most important thing a student can do to get money for college. It’s the gateway to more than $150 billion in college grants, work-study funds, and federal student loans, as well as certain state-based aid.

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Mustangs can attend the following FAFSA workshops:

  • March 7: In-Person hosted by LRHS at Braden River High School on Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m. in BRHS’s media center.
  • March 9: Virtual on Thursday, March 9 the link to join will be in Schoology (or email Dr. Purpus) beginning at 6 p.m.