We often tell students that completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to accessing free money for college. But it’s not always that simple.

50% of low-income students will go through verification, a federal audit of students who receive financial aid. Only 56% of low-income students selected for verification will receive a Pell Grant, compared to 78% percent of students not selected.

Join Amy Bolick, FCAN’s Community Engagement and Programs Manager, on Tuesday August 14 at 2 PM to learn more about how verification is affecting low-income students in Florida. Joining Amy will be National College Access Network (NCAN)’s: Bill DeBaun, Director of Data and Evaluation; MorraLee Keller, Director of Technical Assistance; and Jack Porter, Advocacy Associate.

Bill will share insight on NCAN’s research into verification melt, MorraLee will discuss strategies for college access professionals working with students selected for verification, and Jack will familiarize attendees with NCAN and FCAN’s advocacy efforts around FAFSA verification.

In this session, you will learn:

  1. What verification is, and how it disproportionately impacts low-income students
    2. How you can assist students selected for verification
    3. NCAN’s and FCAN’s verification advocacy priorities and how you can help

Event Details:

Webinar: FAFSA Is Not Enough: How Verification Keeps Students from Entering College
Date and Time: Tuesday, August 14, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1883597950154657283

Be sure to visit our Past Webinars page for access to recordings and downloadable material from FCAN’s previous presentations.

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