Financial Literacy Month is ending, and priority date for FAFSA is nearing.
By Janelle Polcyn
Students who need a little help to pay for school can finish the Free Application for Federal Student Aid with St. Philip’s College’s final FAFSA day 8 a.m.-7 p.m. April 22 in Room 106 of the MLK campus’s welcome center and in Room B172 of Building 1 at the Southwest Campus.
The FAFSA’s priority deadline is May 1.
The FAFSA determines the financial aid students need based on their current tax information. Each school has an allocated amount of money to disperse among the students.
“Students really need to act now,” said Grace Zapata, associate director of financial services. “It works on a first come, first serve basis.”
Once the money granted to the school is gone, there is no reserve fund, so students should act immediately whether they believe they qualify or not.
“Students really don’t know if they qualify, but everyone who applies will be considered for federal and state financial aid,” Zapata said. “I highly recommend anyone to apply.”
FAFSA Wednesday is open to high school graduates, incoming and current students, and alumni.
Every April is National Financial Literacy Month, and SPC has been active in promoting that literacy on campus with events all month to help students with budgets and paying for school, Zapata said.
For more information, call Zapata at 210-486-2269.