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January 17, 2024

It’s FAFSA Awareness Week


FAFSA should be your top priority if you’re considering college, especially since it’s FAFSA Awareness Week. In Iowa, kickstart your journey toward financial aid for college by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application not only qualifies you for federal aid but also serves as your application for State of Iowa scholarships and grants. Start your FAFSA now!

Ankeny High families learn more about college aid and scholarships

Centennial families learn more about college aid and scholarships

A few FAFSA-related things you can do this week:

  1. Create your FSA ID and prepare for the FAFSA. (All students and contributors should have an FSA ID before completing the application.)
  2. Wednesday, Jan. 17 – 5:30 p.m.
    FAFSA Step-by-Step with ICAN
    Join for a virtual walkthrough of the FAFSA in which you join and fill out the FAFSA while being led through the form by an ICAN professional. Additional FAFSA assistance will be available through the chat feature to answer specific questions and provide assistance. Register here
  3. Virtual College Coach
    Sign up for our Virtual Coach texting service to receive individualized FAFSA and college-going assistance. This is available for students and parents in grades 9-12. Additionally, we have college coaches available for virtual, one-on-one FAFSA appointments. Appointments are available days and evenings for convenience. More Information & sign up here.