NFHS Financial Aid Readiness Info

FINANCIAL AID READINESS RESOURCES

Thank you to those who were able to attend our Virtual Financial Aid Readiness Presentation on Wednesday, September 15th. We understand that not everyone who wanted to attend was able to, so we wanted to provide as many resources as possible to our community! Please review this newsletter for available resources.

FAFSA (FEDERAL APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID)

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school - Opens OCTOBER 1ST for the following school year!
FAFSA - Federal Student Aid

This also acts as your application for HOPE and Zell Miller scholarship opportunities - we encourage all students to complete this application!

GSFC (GEORGIA STUDENT FINANCE COMMISSION) OUTREACH REPRESENTATIVE

Marcus Hilliard has spent 8 years at the Georgia Student Finance Commission consulting on financial aid readiness for postsecondary education as an outreach representative. We are so lucky to have him as our point of contact for assistance with the financial aid process. He shared some incredibly helpful information during our financial aid readiness event and is a great resource. Please reach out to him with any questions and/or schedule an appointment with him!


marcush@gsfc.org

678.495.8103 (call or text)

ONLINE RESOURCES

GAFutures

HOPE & Zell Miller Program Information, Checking HOPE GPA, Scholarship Search, Upcoming Events - If your student has not created a GAfutures account yet, please have them do so!

GAFutures - Marketing Materials

Make sure to check out your grade level's College Checklist as well as the FAFSA Completion Checklist

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

VIRTUAL FAFSA SESSION WITH GSFC (Marcus Hilliard)

Thursday, Oct. 28th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Join us for a virtual FAFSA session with our Georgia Student Finance Commission Outreach Representative, Marcus Hilliard. We encourage all students planning on continuing their education after high school to complete this application and Marcus is here to help with the process! The link will be shared closer to the date of this event through the school messenger so please ensure you are receiving these.

Ask Questions!

We know this process can feel intimidating and your counselors are here to connect you with as many resources as possible. We only know what questions you have though if you ask them! Please never hesitate to reach out to us so we can further assist you and partner with you in this process.


As a reminder, here is the contact information for our counseling team:

Kaitlin Mason, Lead Counselor, Last Names A - Ca - Kmason@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Austin Cannon, Last Names Cb - G - ACannon@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Elizabeth Smith, Last Names H - Ma - ETSmith@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Kenya Mattie, Last Names Mb - Sc - KMattie@forsyth.k12.ga.us

Lennox Balog, Last Names Sd - Z - LBalog@forsyth.k12.ga.us

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