Robeson Community College Hosts Drive-In FAFSA Event to Help Students with Financial Aid
North Carolina students who need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will have the opportunity to get one-on-one guidance from the safety of their car on Saturday, April 17th.
WHO: All current high school seniors and college students are invited to attend.
WHAT: In-person FAFSA help sessions. Students and families are asked to bring their own charged device (mobile device or laptop) and masked volunteers will answer questions through the car window.
WHEN: Saturday April 17th 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: 5160 Fayetteville Road, Lumberton NC 28360 In the student center parking lot
WHY: The FAFSA is the first step to free or affordable college for North Carolina students. While progress is being made, FAFSA completions in North Carolina are still down 7% statewide compared to this same time last year. The most recent data show only 43% of North Carolina students have completed the form. Students who complete the FAFSA are more likely to enroll in higher education, persist in their college coursework, and obtain a degree.
In 2020, North Carolina students left an estimated $107 million in federal financial aid on the table by not filling out the FAFSA.
The Drive-In To Your Future Events are hosted by myFutureNC, the College Foundation of North Carolina, and GEAR Up North Carolina, as a part of the NC First in FAFSA initiative to increase awareness about the importance of filling out the FAFSA.
ABOUT NC FIRST IN FAFSA:
NC First in FAFSA is a myFutureNC Collaborative that focuses on increasing the number of high school seniors who complete the FAFSA application. Increasing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, completion rate is a fundamental step in North Carolina’s efforts to meet our state’s 2 million by 2030 postsecondary educational attainment goal. Students who complete the FAFSA are more likely to enroll in higher education, persist in their college coursework, and obtain a degree.
Partners include Carolina Demography, College Foundation of North Carolina, College Advising Corps, the Hunt Institute, and the John M. Belk Endowment.