New Haven Promise, Higher Heights Youth Empowerment, Yale University, The City of New Haven and Gateway Community College are joining forces to host a series of FAFSA workshops for the Class of 2020.
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is overseen by the U.S. Department of Education, the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation dispersing more than $120 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds annually to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.
Financial aid professionals will be on hand to help students and families navigate the process of need-based federal aid. Below are the dates and locations and those who sign up will receive a checklist of items that they will need to bring to successfully complete the process. These events are open to high school students across the region and are not limited to students in New Haven. Click here for a printable version of the data.
CLASS OF 2020 FAFSA DAYS
Tues., Nov. 5 — at Yale University (17 Hillhouse Avenue), 4 pm to 6:30 pm
••• hosted by Yale University & New Haven Promise
Wed., Dec. 4 — at Gateway Community College (20 Church Street), 5 pm to 8 pm
••• hosted by Gateway Community College
Sat., Dec. 14 — at New Haven City Hall (200 Orange Street), 10 am to 1 pm
••• hosted by New Haven Promise
Mon., Jan. 20 — at Wexler Grant School (55 Foote Street), 9 am to 2 pm
••• hosted by Higher Heights Youth Empowerment
Wed., Jan. 29 — at New Haven City Hall (200 Orange Street), 5:30 pm to 7 pm
••• hosted by Higher Heights Youth Empowerment & New Haven Promise
Opportunities abound for college-bound students in New Haven.
The Yale University-funded New Haven Promise not only helps students financially, the program leverages its benefits to increase institutional grants for recipients and it provides a link between the scholars and the business community.
In addition, the New Haven Scholarship Fund has been supporting Elm City students for six decades. There is also a wide range of other scholarships which run from the Community Foundation for Greater New Haven.
But an anchor to all this educational opportunity is access to federal financial aid in the form of Pell Grants. If students navigate all the paperwork, it is not uncommon for New Haveners to fund more than 70 percent of their education through grants and scholarships.
To ensure this kind of assistance for students, FAFSA New Haven is committed to providing support in filing for federal aid, thus making sure that no money is left on the table.