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Northeastern to host four #EarlyFAFSA workshops

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

In response to first lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher campaign to encourage students to complete their education past high school, Northeastern Illinois University will host four #EarlyFAFSA Completion Challenge events at three of its locations around Chicago.

All four events are free and open to the public. High school students, current students and returning students, as well as their families, are welcome to attend.

The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, provides more than $150 billion in grants, work-study funds and loans each year. Students can apply for their 2017-18 aid beginning Oct. 1, 2016, using 2015 income data.

“With this year’s changes to the FAFSA process, it is especially important for new and continuing students to understand the steps they must take to secure funds for college,” said Maureen Amos, director of Northeastern’s Office of Financial Aid. “We are ready and willing to help anyone—whether they are Northeastern students or not—take the first step toward that goal by assisting them in the completion of their FAFSA.”

Here are the details on the four FAFSA Completion Challenge events:

Saturday, Oct. 1
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
El Centro, 3390 N. Avondale Ave.

Wednesday, Oct. 5
5-6:30 p.m.
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd.

Thursday, Oct. 6
5-6:30 p.m.
Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies, 700 E. Oakwood Blvd.

Saturday, Oct. 15
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Main Campus, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave.

RSVP is not required. Contact the Office of Financial Aid with questions.