The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance is urging the class of 2020 to complete applications for federal student aid to secure money for college. LOSFA spokesperson Tyana Daquano says completing the FAFSA form can feel like a daunting task, but they are offering virtual assistance.
“We can still help them line-by-line, one-on-one get the form completed, so they don’t have worry about how they are going to pay for my education,” said Daquano.
The assistance tool can be found at MyLOSFA.LA.gov.
Daquano says the FAFSA application will not only help unlock federal aid but state and institutional aid for students as well.
“Filling out one form opens up so many pots of money that’s what makes it possible for these students to stay at school,” said Daquano.
Daquano says the FAFSA application is the first step to ensuring that a college student finds some relief from the long term burden of education debt.
“They can have the opportunity to go to school, actually stay at a postsecondary institution and complete their education and become a working member of society,” said Daquano.
The FAFSA is the application for federal aid such as the Pell Grant, Work-Study and Federal Student Loans.
According to NCAN’s FAFSA Tracker, 63% of Louisiana seniors have completed the FAFSA as of March 27th, placing Louisiana at number two in the nation for FAFSA completion. Louisiana has ranked number one in the nation the last two years in a row.