Join us for our monthly Twitter Office Hour. While our chats are usually the 1st Thursday of each month, this time, on Tuesday, Jan. 13th at 7pm EST, we’re inviting first-generation college students, those who aspire to be, and everyone who cares about first-gens to meet us on Twitter to ask questions and share answers on important topics using hashtag #FirstGenOfficeHour.
This month, we’ll continue our focus on preparing you for the college application process by discussing the all important financial aid process.
For high school students, this means learning about the important steps and actions to take while navigating financial aid.
Our staff, first-gen student bloggers, first-generation college-bound students, their parents, counselors, college access providers, and mentors, and colleges.
We have an awesome co-host who will join us in our chat:
1. Danielle Lichliter, Communications Specialist; NerdWallet: @NW_NerdScholar
2. Martha Savery, Director of Public Affairs; Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority: @MEFAtweets
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 7:00pm EST
How to Participate
Q1. What exactly is financial aid? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q2. In order to get financial aid, the FAFSA must be completed…what’s that? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q3. Does it cost anything to apply for FAFSA? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q4. Does a student have to complete the FAFSA, especially if their parents make a lot of money? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q5. When is the best time for students to begin completing the FAFSA? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q6. Can a student complete the FAFSA on their own? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q7. What are some important documents needed to complete the FAFSA? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q8. If a student is undocumented/has a dependent/foster care etc., how do they complete the FAFSA? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q9. What can a student do if their parent/guardian is hesitant about proving their tax info? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q10. A parent/guardian refused to provide their tax info…what can a student do? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q11. What’s an EFC and how does that play into how much a student will pay for college? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q12. Is the deadline to complete the FAFSA the same at all schools? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q13. Do some schools require others forms for financial aid besides the FAFSA? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q14. A student has completed the FAFSA and sent it to all their desired schools, now what? #FirstGenOfficeHour
Q15. 1-2 pieces of advice you’d give to students completing their FAFSA? #FirstGenOfficeHour
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