Financial Aid Awareness Month
The purpose of Financial Aid Awareness Month (FAAM) is to inform and educate Louisiana high school seniors and their families that college is attainable and that there are numerous sources of financial aid options available. February is the key time to begin the application process in order to be considered for all aid programs offered at state and federal levels. The Louisiana Education Loan Authority ("Lela") is Louisiana's non-profit student loan provider whose mission is to develop projects and programs to make higher education more accessible and affordable to the people of Louisiana. Lela plays a key role in promoting FAAM activities throughout the state.
Events in Louisiana
|LOSFA Annual "Financial Aid Call-In Night"|
|When:||February 18, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.|
|Sponsor:||Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOFSA)|
During these special nighttime hours, callers may contact LOSFA with questions about all forms of state and federal student financial assistance, including the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students ("TOPS"), need-based grants, student loans, and the Student Tuition Assistance and Revenue Trust ("START") program.
Callers from outside the Baton Rouge area may use LOSFA's toll-free number, 1-800-259-5626, Ext. 1012. Callers with the Baton Rouge area may use the local number (225)922-1012.
|College Goal Sunday|
|When:||February 24, 2013|
|Place:||Multiple locations in Louisiana - Find an event site near you|
|Sponsors:||Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOFSA), Louisiana GEAR UP, Louisiana TRIO program, Lumina Foundation|
College Goal Sunday is a FREE event designed to help Louisiana college bound students and their families with the financial aid application process. Financial Aid professionals will be on hand to help complete the necessary paperwork (Free Application for Federal Student Aid—FAFSA) to get the funding needed to go to college with a particular focus on helping low-income, first-generation college student families.
Updated February 4, 2013