LOSFA celebrates FAFSA now completion ceremony

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – The Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA) celebrated the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) now virtual ceremony today at 11AM via YouTube.

The event recognizes and celebrates students, staff, counselors and recent high school graduates that completed the FAFSA early.

The news was announced in a press release on Friday, November 5. The virtual ceremony streamed live on YouTube for twenty minutes.

“Education opens doors for opportunities and prosperity that begins with you, I believe in you, I’m rooting for you, and excited to see you find your path and your passion and a way to pay for it through FAFSA,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Kim Hunter Reed at the LOSFA virtual ceremony.

FAFSA has been designed to make college affordable and assessable. It can also help students have access to other loans and grants including the Pell Grant up to $6,345, top scholarships, work study opportunities. To learn more, click here.

In 2018, Louisiana became the first state to pass a law requiring students to complete the FAFSA as a prerequisite for graduating from high school. As a result, Louisiana had a 78% FAFSA completion rate, which helped secure more financial aid for students across the state.

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