#AskFAFSA Hours with @RuralED’s John White

For students in rural areas who may need help paying for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA.)

FAFSAWe understand the financial aid process can often be overwhelming, especially if you’ve never gone through it before. That’s why the @RuralED team wants to know what questions you have about the financial aid process and the FAFSA.

On March 27th at 6pm EST, @RuralED & @FAFSA will be hosting Office Hours live on Twitter to answer all your financial aid questions – especially the tough ones!

Here’s how it works:

    • Follow @FAFSA & @RuralED on Twitter for information and tips.
    • Start submitting your questions today using the hashtag #AskFAFSA. We’ll continue to take questions throughout the week.
    • On March 27th at 6pm EST, the FAFSA team and I will be on hand to answer your #AskFAFSA questions on Twitter. Follow the Q&A live through the @RuralED and @FAFSA Twitter accounts.

If you can’t make the live session, a summary of the live chat including the full Q&A will be posted on the ED.gov blog following the event.

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. It’s the form to fill out in order to apply for student grants, work-study, and loans. To receive federal student aid for the 2012-13 school year, you must complete the 2012-13 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.  Some financial aid is first-come, first-served, so we encourage all potential and returning students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Remember, four-year colleges and universities aren’t the only schools that accept the FAFSA. Community colleges, trade schools nursing schools, online schools, and career schools do too.  So check your FAFSA deadline and complete the FAFSA today: www.fafsa.gov

John White is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach

Note to schools: Did you know that you can now access FAFSA submission and completion data for your school? 

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