Jan 10, 2013

Inaugural FAFSA Feed Day (2/06)

Come to the FAFSA Feed. Fill out your FAFSA and get your slice!

The KCC Financial Aid Office has received a GEAR UP grant to fund a new outreach activity for the campus. We will be holding a FAFSA Feed Day on February 6, 2013 from 11:30-1:30 in the OCET Computer Lab, Room 104A. The goal for this event is to increase financial aid application awareness and the number of students who apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the priority deadline of April 1, 2013. Current/potential students and community members are welcome to attend.

The main reasons for applying by the priority deadline are:
  • Many need-based grants are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Students who apply by April 1, receive priority consideration for these funds. 
  • Applying early and submitted all financial aid documents ensures that a student's fall 2013 schedule will not be purged for non-payment by the tuition payment deadline.
  • Many outside scholarship applications require FAFSA results to be reported and have early spring deadlines. 
2012 KCC Financial Aid information (Text below after "Event Flyer (pdf)")

Students can stop by OCET Room 104A on February 6th and receive assistance with completing their FAFSA. They also can grab a slice of pizza for getting "their slice of the (financial aid) pie!"

Event flyer (pdf)

Sponsored by GearUp Hawaii and Kauai Community College Financial Aid Office.

Image Text: $1,389,218 was awarded to eligible KCC student who filed their FAFSA by the priority date last year! Don't file late! $3,734 was the average grant amount awarded to applicants who filed by the priority date. You don't have to pay this back! 516 eligible KCC students filed late and missed out last year. Seriously?! 20 minutes is all it takes to fill out the FAFSA. Priority deadline is April 1! Come to the FAFSA Feed. Fill out your FAFSA and get your slice! 11:30am-1:30pm, February 6, OCET Room 104A. Don't get stuck with the crumbs! Yes, there really will be pizza.

Posted by:
Rebecca Thompson
Financial Aid Director
Kaua`i Community College