Friday, November 20, 2020

FAFSA Information Presentation

RRISD is hosting a FAFSA/TASFA Presentation on December 1st from 6p-7p via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/99600009758?pwd=WlR6WC9EOC83bjhwWE82L0VmTGFBdz09). We will have Richard Sapp from TG that will give an overview of why and how to complete the application. He will also be able to answer questions from guests.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

ROUND ROCK ISD FAFSA/TASFA PARENT SUPPORT SESSIONS

 FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid; translation: free government money to help you pay for school! It’s not just for student loans. FAFSA provides students with access to grants, scholarships, and work-study opportunities; these do not have to be paid back.

TASFA stands for Texas Application for State Financial Assistance. TASFA is available to students that are not eligible for federal financial aid. TASFA provides Texas students with state money to help cover tuition costs for colleges/universities in Texas.

To assist families in completing the FAFSA/TASFA, Round Rock ISD’s Counseling Services Department is partnering with the Austin Chamber of Commerce to provide support virtually during COVID-19 restrictions. Starting on Monday, December 7th thru Wednesday, December 9th, Round Rock ISD will be offering assistance to parents on completing the FAFSA and TASFA for students entering college in the 2021-2022 school year. There will be multiple opportunities within a 4 hour time block each day to attend virtual appointments during the week; all appointments will be held via Zoom*. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UPA link to the Zoom event will be sent by the end of the day on December 4th.

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Texas Leads for You Workshop and College Fair

Wondering how to make the most of your college search? There is a college for all Texans! This workshop will connect Texas students to the resources, services, and opportunities that their tax dollars support. Whether you are a high school student, transfer student or adult learner wanting to go back to school this workshop is you! Pursue your ambitions through a Texas public college or university!

 

The Texas Leads for You Workshop and College Fair will take place on Thursday, October 29.  There will be live sessions from: 10:00 – 12:30 p.m. and 6:00-8:30 pm in the evening.

 

Register at TexasLeadsforYOU.org as soon as possible to attend!

 

Please note that attending this event will require you to have a Zoom account, access to a mobile device or computer with streaming ability and a strong wi-fi signal.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Financial Aid Boot Camp - Oct. 20-21, 2020

 

Federal Student Aid (FSA) will be hosting a two-day virtual financial aid boot camp on Oct. 20 and 21. This boot camp will feature day and evening sessions with subject matter experts providing information designed to help participants learn about

  • the federal financial aid process;
  • how to complete the 2021–22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®); and
  • FSA tools and resources.

This boot camp is ideal for students, parents, guidance counselors, college access professionals, and other members of the financial aid community. Attendees will also discover how to access and share FSA's tools and resources, along with best practices to resolve unique circumstances in the COVID-19 environment.

Register for the Boot Camp

Day 1 – Oct. 20, 2020

Session 1: Understanding the FAFSA® Form
2–3 p.m. Eastern time

Session 2: FSA ID and FSA Resources
4–5 p.m. Eastern time

Session 3: Understanding the FAFSA® Form
(Same as 2pm session)
4–5 p.m. Eastern time

Day 2 – Oct. 21, 2020

Session 1: 2021–22 FAFSA® Line by Line (live demo)
11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Eastern time

Session 2: 2021–22 FAFSA® Line by Line (live demo)
(Same as 11:30 a.m. session)
6–7 p.m. Eastern time

 

Additional FAFSA® Resources

As you know, the 2021–22 FAFSA form is now available for completion. To assist you in supporting students and parents through the FAFSA process, we have many tools and resources available, including two new FSA ID videos, FAFSA4caster (yes, it's back), and a PowerPoint presentation with screenshots of fafsa.gov. You can access these materials and more at FinancialAidToolkit.ed.gov/fafsa-updates.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

NCAA:Are you wanting to be a college athlete?

 Join the NCAA Eligibility Center for a webinar on Saturday, November 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern to learn about initial-eligibility requirements you must meet and how COVID-19 impacts those requirements. Click here to register.  

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