Happy Financial Aid Awareness Week!

Financial Aid U

In 2010, Financial Aid U programs helped file more than 1,200 FAFSAs leading to $10.7 million in aid

Today marks the beginning of Financial Aid Awareness Week! In partnership with NCTC and the Citi Foundation, programs across the country in NCTC’s Financial Aid U program have worked to host FAFSA preparation events and pass local resolutions and proclamations declaring February 6-12 “Financial Aid Awareness Week.”

Low-income students attend college at a rate 20-40% lower than their higher-income counterparts. With tuition rising higher and higher, the FAFSA has been shown to be a major barrier for low-income and first-generation students as they struggle to find a way to pay for college.

The Financial Aid U program aims to bring awareness to these facts and make the FAFSA process easier for these students. By passing local resolutions and hosting FAFSA preparation events, Financial Aid U will educate parents, students and policymakers on the challenges to financial aid that these students face and how we can make it better.

Programs will be holding events throughout the week and NCTC will keep you updated! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and this blog for updates throughout Financial Aid Awareness Week.

By Dan Fair, Manager of Communications & Member Relations

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About National Community Tax Coalition

National Community Tax Coalition (NCTC) is the nation's largest, most comprehensive membership organization for community-based organizations offering free tax and financial services to low-income working families.

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