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Find A FAFSA Workshop Near You

Last updated October 19, 2022

Find A FAFSA Workshop Near You

If you need money for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most reliable way to get it. In addition, most forms of financial aid (like grants and scholarships) will be awarded only if you complete the FAFSA first. However, it can be a confusing process, especially for first generation college students. Making sense of the FAFSA can be overwhelming, but there are resources available to help you and your family feel supported and secure while you complete the form. 

We’ve compiled a list of select FAFSA workshops broken down by state to help you complete your application. These in-person and virtual workshops assist students and their families with the FAFSA – as well as additional state-specific documents – to receive the greatest amount of available financial aid.

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If you’re a current college student, your school may offer resources to help file or renew your FAFSA. We encourage you to contact your Financial Aid Office for information on FAFSA workshops/events, or to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor. You can also check out NCAN’s Form Your Future (scroll down to “Resources & Events by State”) for the complete list.


Alabama Goes to College equips Alabamians with tools and relationships so that every student can plan for, pursue, and complete valuable postsecondary credentials. Most career pathways require college credentials including technical certificates and academic degrees. Alabama Goes to College provides resources for students and families to explore college options, find financial aid resources, and successfully transition from high school to college.

Alabama Goes to College


Every Wednesday from 3pm to 6pm, ACPE offers free Zoom appointments to students and families who need assistance filling out the FAFSA.

ACPE Alaska


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.

College Goal Arizona


Starting October 1st through June 30th, 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.



Colorado's state website offers many free resources to help students and families with financial aid - like FAFSA, scholarships, loans, and more.

Colorado Department of Higher Education


Connecticut College Bound is a state-wide initiative to help students complete the FAFSA by holding in-person FAFSA workshops across the state.



Stand By Me's College Funding Project aims to increase the percentage of high school seniors who apply for the FAFSA by offering FAFSA completion appointments both in-person and virtually.

Stand By Me College Funding Project


Navigating Your Financial Future has multiple different FAFSA and financial aid training presentations and modules on their website to help students find the aid they need for college.

Navigating Your Financial Future


Georgia Student Finance Commission provides in-person trainings, workshops and information sessions across the state to help students and their families plan for college.

Georgia Student Finance Commission


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.

Illinois Student Assistance Commission


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

College Goal Sunday


The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) holds virtual office hours from 9am-3pm, Monday-Friday to help answer student questions about completing the FAFSA.



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.



Maryland's Higher Education Commission has a free, informative video series on their YouTube channel walking students through financial aid and how to apply for it.

Maryland Higher Education Commission


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



Make sure you file the FAFSA correctly. Join one of the University of Michigan's Financial Aid 101 webinars to help you fill out the FAFSA — FREE!

University of Michigan


Minnesota Goes to College wants to help you with your FAFSA. Check out their MN map to find free FAFSA events near you!

Minnesota Goes to College


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.



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

Journey To College


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.

Reach Higher Montana

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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.


New York

Brooklyn College has created a 24/7 virtual financial aid workshop on YouTube to allow students to fill out their FAFSA at their own pace.

Brooklyn College

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.



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.



Oregon Goes to College's website has financial aid information for all students, including what they need to know about filling out the FAFSA.

Oregon Goes to College


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.


Rhode Island

The Rhode Island College Planning Center offers free assistance to students filling out their FAFSA. Appointments are required.



College For All Texans offers over-the-phone support to students completing the FAFSA.

College For All Texans


Keys to Success Utah has resources dedicated to college readiness, including everything you need to know about the different types of college financial aid.

Keys to Success


Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) holds multiple FAFSA workshops a month, both virtually and in person.



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.


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.



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.

College Goal Wisconsin

If you need any help filling out the FAFSA or finding financial aid, text #College to 33-55-77!

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