The New 2021-2022 FAFSA form is here! Some states and colleges have limited funds, SO DON'T DELAY!
When should I fill out my FAFSA for 2021-22?
To be considered for federal student aid for the 2021–22 award year, you can complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form between Oct. 1, 2020, and 11:59 p.m. Central time (CT) on June 30, 2022. Any FAFSA corrections or updates must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sept. 10, 2022.
However, many colleges have earlier deadlines for applying for institutional financial aid. Check with your college or career school about its deadlines.
Why fill out a FAFSA form?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. You use the FAFSA form to apply for federal student aid, such as grants, work-study, and loans. In addition, most states and colleges use information from the FAFSA form to award nonfederal aid.
How much student financial aid will I receive?
Using the information on your FAFSA form and your EFC (Expected Family Contribution), the financial aid office at your college will determine the amount of aid you will receive. The college will use your EFC to prepare a financial aid package to help you meet your financial need. Financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance (which can include living expenses), as determined by your college, and your EFC. If you are eligible for a Federal Pell Grant, you may receive it from only one college for the same period of enrollment. If you or your family have unusual circumstances that should be taken into account, contact your college’s financial aid office.
Where to go to apply for financial aid and complete the FAFSA form
Click here: Complete the FAFSA form
Farah & Farah Law Firm Empowering Greatness Scholarship Program
The scholarship program recognizes deserving students who are committed to overcoming personal and financial obstacles in the pursuit of higher education.
This year, the firm will award five rising high school seniors in your school’s area with a 2-Year Florida College Plan which pays tuition, registration fees, and local fees for 60 lower-division semester credit hours at any of the 28 Florida Colleges.
- Eligible students must attend a public or charter school in Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Ocala, Tampa, or Orlando areas.
- Be a resident of Florida for 12 consecutive months
- Be a rising senior, Fall 2021 & under the age of 21
- Have a GPA of 2.7 or above
- Agree to remain drug free [This means not being convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for, any violation of chapter 893 after being designated a recipient of a Stanley Tate Project STARS Scholarship.]
- Agree to remain crime free [This means not being convicted of, or adjudicated delinquent for, any felony or first-degree misdemeanor as defined in ss. 775.08 and 775.081 after being designated a recipient of a Stanley Tate Project STARS Scholarship.]
- Agree to meet with a mentor as provided
- Be a US citizen or resident alien with a valid SSN
- Qualify for free/reduced public school lunch program
- Be seeking a college degree in Florida
- Agree to submit an Annual Online Student Survey once scholarship is in use
- Commit to providing 10 hours of community service per semester, totaling 20 community service hours in the 2021-2022 academic year.
- Complete an essay
A scholarship committee made up of Farah & Farah staff will use a rubric to rank all completed applications. Applicants who do not advance to the top 10 will be notified via email before Friday, October 1st, 2021. The top 10 applicants will advance to a judges’ panel for review and selection. Winners will be determined by October 11th, 2021.
A Farah & Farah representative will notify the top 10 of their selection status by October 15th, 2021 either by email or phone.
Download an application here EMPOWERING GREATNESS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
Deadline: Sept. 10 - Winners will be announced on Friday, October 15th, 2021.