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Free FAFSA webinar, workshops available through LELA

4 years 11 months 6 days ago Wednesday, March 18 2015 Mar 18, 2015 March 18, 2015 6:34 AM March 18, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE - The federal government awards $150 billion dollars to high school seniors going to college, but in order to apply for this money you must fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Last year only 44% of Louisiana high school seniors filled out a FAFSA, which leaves a lot of money left on the table.

This morning, Tricia Dubroc from the non-profit group LELA, stopped by 2une In to talk about how her group is making it easier to fill out this essential form.

"The federal government has done a lot to streamline the FAFSA form," Dubroc told News 2's Kylie Dixon. "it takes approximately 20 minutes if you have all of the necessary documents."
Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. LELA is offering a free webinar, which offers an overview of financial aid and step-by-step instructions on how to complete a FAFSA.

Dubroc said now is the time, for people starting college in 2015, to complete the form.

Her organization is also offering a FAFSA workshop at the East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library on Goodwood Blvd. this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information on the FAFSA and applying to college, visit LELA's website.


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