FAFSA Frenzy Events to Help Students Apply for Financial Aid


dempsterhallphotoCAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 23, 2014 — Southeast Missouri State University will host FAFSA Frenzy for high school seniors and their families at four locations during February.

They are as follows:

Feb. 9: 2–4 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau in Dempster Hall at the corner of Henderson and New Madrid Streets.


Feb. 11: 6-8 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University-Kennett


Feb. 13: 6-8 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University-Malden


Feb. 18: 6-8 p.m., Southeast Missouri State University-Sikeston

FAFSA Frenzy, a program of College Goal Sunday (CGS), is a free state-wide event in which financial aid experts assist high school students and their parents in completing the 2014-2015 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 2014-2015 FAFSA on-site and obtain valuable information.  2014 FAFSA Frenzy events will mark the 10th 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.

Additional FAFSA Frenzy events are being conducted across the state. Dates, times and locations for all events are available at www.dhe.mo.gov or www.masfap.org/showmetocollege. 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 2014 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.

To obtain additional information or access a complete list of FAFSA Frenzy events, visit www.dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsa_completion.php or www.masfap.org/showmetocollege.