Financial Aid

What is FAFSA?

FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, determines the aid a student is eligible to receive in a postsecondary institution.

Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the FAFSA can be found at the following link:

The FAFSA can be accessed at

When should I complete the FAFSA?

The FAFSA opened on October 1, 2016, for students who are applying to receive aid in the 2017-2018 academic year. Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA early as funds are limited. They are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Juniors & Seniors:

Bring Your Parents to Learn the Financial Aid Application Process!


Tuesday, October 15, 2019
6:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M.
Cape Coral High School

Thursday, October 17, 2019
6:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M.
South Fort Myers High School

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M.
Lehigh Senior High School

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:00 P.M.—8:00 P.M.
Dunbar High School

Information Regarding

➔ Financial aid timeline
➔ Types of financial aid available
➔ FAFSA application process
➔ Helpful FAFSA hints and tips
➔ Actions to take after applying
➔ And more!

A Special Thank You to Our Presenter:
Matthew Sanchez, Director of Student Financial Aid, Florida SouthWestern State College

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