Southeast Hosting FAFSA Frenzy Feb. 22 to Help Students Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA Frenzy 2015CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Feb. 20, 2015 — Southeast Missouri State University will host FAFSA Frenzy for high school seniors and their families from 2-4 p.m. Feb. 22 in Dempster Hall, at the corner of Henderson and New Madrid streets.

FAFSA Frenzy, a program of College Goal Sunday (CGS), is a free statewide event in which financial aid experts assist high school students and their parents in completing the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the first step in applying for federal financial aid and state grant programs.

Students use the FAFSA application to apply for federal student grants, work-study and loans to assist them in funding their college education. They also may use this application to apply for most state and some private financial aid.

Families participating in FAFSA Frenzy will be able to complete the 2015-2016 FAFSA on-site and obtain valuable information. Participating families are asked to bring their 2014 W2s, a copy of their 2014 federal tax return and their most recent checking/savings account information.  Those who have not prepared their 2014 tax return may find it helpful to bring their 2013 federal tax return, according to Karen Walker, director of Financial Aid Services at Southeast.

2015 FAFSA Frenzy events will mark the 11th year Missouri has participated in CGS. In the past nine years, CGS/FAFSA Frenzy has helped more than 9,500 Missouri students complete the FAFSA.

Other FAFSA Frenzy events are being conducted across the state. Additional information and the dates, times and locations for all events are available at http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsa_completion.php. Scholarships will be drawn for students attending any FAFSA Frenzy event in Missouri. Winners will receive their scholarships upon receipt of enrollment verification for the 2015 fall term in a Missouri postsecondary program.

FAFSA Frenzy is offered in Missouri through partnerships between the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) with the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP), the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA), the Lumina Foundation for Education and USA Funds.