Navigating FAFSA and the EITC
Last week, we held a training on Navigating FAFSA and the EITC: How to Connect Families to Help. We hope you find useful information and tips to connect your tax credit outreach efforts with FAFSA assistance.
Uncertainty about how to pay for college shouldn’t prevent students and families from applying from the beginning. Unfortunately, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be an intimidating process. Like claiming the EITC, a tax return is required to apply for federal aid. Free tax help programs can help families do both.
This training explores three approaches to connect families with college students to federal financial student aid:
- Incorporate FAFSA promotion into tax credit outreach efforts
- Organize FAFSA and tax filing help events
- Establish an independent FAFSA assistance program
Here’s the recording in case you missed it:
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