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Find A FAFSA Workshop Near You

Last updated January 6, 2020

If you need college money, and fast, the FAFSA provides resources for finding reliable student aid. For some, however, filing the FAFSA can be a source of anxiety. With over 100 questions, bureaucratic language, and a new FSA ID policy, the FAFSA, at times, seems more like a brainteaser than a financial aid application. How do we know? We’ve been there.

To make sure you complete your application, we’ve compiled a list of select FAFSA workshops. These workshops assist students and parents with their FAFSA – and additional state-specific documents – to receive the greatest amount of available financial aid. If, during the financial aid process, you have questions, contact our College Text Hotline by texting "COLLEGE" to 335577. 

Don’t see your state below? Check out NCAN’s Form Your Future for the complete list.

Alabama

Cash for College encourages Alabama high schools to complete the FAFSA. 9 out of 10 students who complete the FAFSA attend college the following fall. Click on – “I Need Cash for College” to see the complete list of workshops available.

Cash For College Alabama

Alaska

College Goal Alaska has events that are taking place on October 1 - April 30. They provide on-site expert assistance for the FAFSA.

ACPE Alaska

Arizona

College Goal FAFSA Arizona aims to increase the number of first-generation, low-income, and under-represented high school seniors and adults entering postsecondary education, by providing free, professional financial aid assistance.

https://collegegoal.az.gov/fafsa-workshop-events

California

Starting October 1 st through the March 2nd Cal Grant deadline, students and families attend FREE Cash for College workshops across California for help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act (CADAA) and Chafee for Foster Youth Applications.

https://www.cash4college.csac.ca.gov/

Colorado

Each year, College Goal Colorado serves more than a thousand people statewide to help students get one step closer to enrolling in college for the fall.

http://www.collegegoalcolorado.org/locations/

Connecticut

College Goal Sunday Connecticut is a free, on-site program that helps students and families complete the FAFSA.

http://www.collegegoalsundayct.org/

Delaware

According to a recent study of the Harvard Strategic Data Project, 18% of Delaware’s college-ready students did not apply for college. Delaware Goes to College mission is to get that number to zero. Students who have the willingness to succeed, will receive the guidance that they need to apply, enroll, and attend higher education.

http://delawaregoestocollege.org/events/

Florida

CGS!Florida takes place throughout October and November at multiple locations across the state. FREE assistance will be provided for students and families to complete the FAFSA as well as the Florida Financial Aid Application.

www.navigatingyourfinancialfuture.org

Georgia

College Goal Georgia, part of the national College Goal Sunday initiative, is sponsored by the Georgia Student Finance Commission. It is a free event where volunteers help students and families who need assistance in completing their FAFSA, with a particular focus on helping low-income, first-generation families.

http://collegegoalga.com/locations

Illinois

College Awareness & Preparation Illinois strives to fulfill its mission through a series of workshops, seminars and statewide support with partners from all sectors of education.

http://www.isac.org/students/before-college/outreach-activitiesevent-calendar/index.html

Indiana

In locations all across Indiana, financial aid experts will once again give free FAFSA filing advice to students and their families!

http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/index.php/locations

Kansas

The KASFAA, Kansas Association of Financial Aid Administrators, has one mission: to help you complete your FAFSA.

http://ksfafsa.org/events.html

Louisiana

Louisiana College Goal Sunday provides invaluable assistance to both traditional and non-traditional students and their parents in understanding the financial aid application process and will provide line-by-line assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

http://www.osfa.la.gov/CollegeGoalSunday.shtml

Maine

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) helps students and their families help meet the costs of higher education. FAME also oversees an outreach and counseling program to help inspire students to pursue higher education.

http://www.famemaine.com/education/topics/filing-the-fafsa/in-person-help-sessions/

Maryland

Get free on-site professional assistance to help you fill out the FAFSA. College Goal Maryland, Inc., can help with all the information you need to know for steps to higher education and beyond.

http://collegegoalsundaymd.org/FAFSAlocations.cfm

Massachusetts

FAFSA Day Massachusetts provides free assistance to students and families who want to complete their FAFSA.

http://www.fafsaday.org/locations.php

Michigan

Make sure you file the FAFSA correctly. Come to an MI College Goal event to have an expert help you fill out the FAFSA — FREE!

http://micollegegoal.org/Schools/Locations.aspx

Minnesota

Minnesota College Goal wants to help you with your FAFSA. You will find knowledge financial aid volunteers to help you find resource to pay for college.

http://minnesotacollegegoal.org/Locations.cfm

Mississippi

Get2College Centers have free services and resources to help you improve your chances of getting into a college that fits you the best. You can visit one of their centers at the location at the link below, live chat, call, or email.

http://get2college.org/who-we-are/locations/

Missouri

FAFSA Frenzy helps thousands of Missouri students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year.

http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/ffsites.php

Montana

Reach Higher Montana College Goal helps to provide free FAFSA help for students and parents as well as raise awareness. Reach Higher Montana communities host FAFSA completion events. You can find an event in, or near, your community.

http://www.reachhighermontana.org/calendar/

Nebraska

EducationQuest has free resources to help you complete the FAFSA. If you would like free personal help, you can call an EducationQuest near you to make an appointment. The locations are Kearney, Lincoln, and Omaha.

https://www.educationquest.org/11th-12th-grade-students/free_fafsa_tool/

New York

College Goal NY events are held throughout New York State to help students and families complete the FAFSA online. Financial aid professionals from local colleges are available at these events to answer your questions and help you complete your FAFSA application.

https://collegegoalny.org/event-locations

North Carolina

College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and State Employee’s Credit Union are offering free programs to help you complete the FAFSA. FAFSA day is Saturday, October 29, 2016 with locations around North Carolina.

https://www.cfnc.org/fafsaday

Ohio

Ohio College Goal Sunday is your chance to complete the FAFSA with experts and get answers to the financial aid questions you may have. It doesn’t matter what college you attend or are planning to attend – you are welcome at any site location.

http://www.fafsahelpoh.org/help.html

Oregon

College Goal Oregon (CGO) has been holding events since 2007. These events are a part of the year-round FAFSA Plus+ program to help students and families learn about the FAFSA and financial aid.

http://www.collegegoaloregon.gov/cgoevents.html

Pennsylvania

To help Pennsylvania families complete the FAFSA, PHEAA, in partnership with PASFAA (The Pennsylvania Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators), conducts free FAFSA Completion Help Events from October through April.

http://www.pheaa.org/college-planning/fafsa/help-events.shtml

Rhode Island

College Goal Rhode Island will feature financial aid professionals and hands-on-help with the FAFSA.

https://www.collegegoalri.org/where.html

Texas

Students located in Texas may receive free assistance with their FAFSA. There are many different regions that are participating.

http://www.texascollegeaccess.org/texas_fafsa_events/

Utah

Come to any of StepUP/UHEAA’s FAFSA Completion Open House events throughout Utah for free professional help filling out and submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

https://stepuputah.com/events/2016-09/

Vermont

Attend a Paying for College presentation this fall. We’ll cover: key financial aid applications, tools to compare college costs, FAQs. Bring your questions!

http://vsac-web.ungerboeck.com/coe/coe_p1_all.aspx?oc=10&cc=PFCP

Washington

College Goal Washington events take place at numerous locations across Washington State. Students receive step-by-step instructions for successfully completing and submitting their FAFSA or WASFA.

http://readysetgrad.org/sites/default/files/2016_cgw_event_list.pdf

West Virginia

Financial aid experts will walk students and families, step-by step, through completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Anyone planning to attend college within the next academic year should complete the FAFSA.

http://cfwvconnect.com/community-calendar/#

Wisconsin

College Goal Wisconsin is affiliated with a national event that provides free information and assistance to families who need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for aid.

http://collegegoalwi.org/locations/

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