FAFSA Frenzy helps thousands of Missouri students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year. The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs in determining an individual's eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.
Volunteer for FAFSA Frenzy 2018-19
The foundation of the FAFSA Frenzy program is the amazing volunteers helping students complete the FAFSA. Financial aid officers, high school and college counselors, and college access professionals with knowledge of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid are encouraged to volunteer at FAFSA Frenzy. For the 2018-19 program year, 183 schools and organizations are hosting FAFSA Frenzy activities in 75 Missouri counties - providing plenty of opportunity to find a date and place convenient for you.
If you are able to donate a few hours of your time at one of Missouri's 2018-19 FAFSA Frenzy events, please complete the volunteer registration form today by visiting https://surveys.mo.gov/index.php/638975. The form only takes a few minutes to complete. If you have any questions or concerns about FAFSA Frenzy or about the volunteer registration form, please contact email@example.com.
Hosting FAFSA Frenzy
The 2019-20 FAFSA should be available October 1, 2018, and high schools, postsecondary institutions, and community organizations may host FAFSA completion activities through January 31, 2019.
Missouri's high schools are encouraged to participate in both FAFSA Frenzy and Missouri's FAFSA Completion Project, which allows schools to receive reports showing the students that have completed their FAFSA. FAFSA Frenzy and FAFSA Completion Reports work hand-in-hand as we strive to have high school seniors finalize their postsecondary educational plans by Decision Day in the spring.
Although the official site registration deadline was August 24, 2018, you may still be able to offer FAFSA Frenzy to your students this year. Take a look at this tip sheet to learn how to participate in FAFSA Frenzy during 2018-19. Questions regarding FAFSA Frenzy or how to register late may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Site coordinator resources
The 2018-19 site coordinator Journey to College Resource Manual for all three Journey to College programs contains electronic printable flyers, tips for organizing and promoting your activities, fillable templates and forms, checklists, and other materials to help make your FAFSA Frenzy activities successful. Download the entire manual or find FAFSA Frenzy-specific resources and templates at http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/fafsafrenzyresources.php.
What is FAFSA Frenzy?
FAFSA Frenzy is part of national efforts to promote FAFSA completion and has been offered in Missouri since 2004 through partnerships between the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, and the National College Access Network.