January 16-22 Declared "Financial Aid Awareness Week"

Watch press coverage about “Financial Aid Awareness Week” tonight at 6pm on Univision and Telemundo!

With college tuition rising higher every year, lack of financial aid is a major barrier for low-income students who want to receive a college education. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have taken action and declared January 16-22 “Financial Aid Awareness Week”. The purpose of “Financial Aid Awareness Week” is to heighten awareness around the availability of grants for low-income and first generation college students through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a form that determines a student’s eligibility for college financial aid.

To launch the passing of this important legislation the Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA), Citi and partners hosted a press conference on Wednesday, January 18, at Mission High school. Supervisors David Campos spoke about the importance that families know of the opportunity they have through FAFSA. Also, through an initiative sponsored by Citi Foundation and the Center for Economic Progress of Chicago, MEDA, Mission Graduates, Cash for College, San Francisco Education Fund and partners are completing FAFSAs for low income students in San Francisco.

Learn how MEDA can help you on your FAFSA form: 415.282.3334 x132

See a portion of Supervisor Campos’ speech here:

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