What if you heard that there was $89 million in prizes left on the table last year. Would you want a chance to win some of that unclaimed money?
How about $89 million in financial aid that help make college more affordable? Would you want your son or daughter to have a chance to win some of that cash?
Well, there is. About $89 million in Pell Grants was left unclaimed in 2019. And the way to get in on some of that money is to have your high schooler fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year.
Last year, in addition to federal Pell Grants, the lottery raised more than $35 million, to help award scholarships and grants to North Carolina students based on financial need. The way to receive one of those scholarships and grants is to complete the FAFSA. Think of it like your free ticket to take home some extra cash for school.
As part of the lottery’s commitment to education, we have partnered with myFutureNC and its FAFSA Frenzy NC campaign this month to get the word out about the importance of filing the FAFSA.
Here's what you need to know:
- This year, only 54% of North Carolina high school seniors have completed their FAFSA.
- Students who complete the FAFSA are far more likely to attend a state university or community college.
- Visit the FAFSA Frenzy NC website for help in getting a quick introduction to what students and their families need to file the FAFSA.
So, don’t miss out on your chance at affordable, or even free, college.
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