City of Rochester kicks off FAFSA Fest

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - Students interested in going to college were invited to a free event designed to help families afford the cost. 
The Rochester College Access Network and Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren hosted the "FAFSA Fest" at the Wheatley Library on Dr. Samuel McCree Way. 
During the event, students and their families were given the opportunity to get one-on-one help with financial aid questions and were shown how to apply for federal student aid online. 
"If you've never filled out a FAFSA form before, online, it can be very complicated," said college student Elexus Buntley. "It's a longer form the more times you do it the better it gets, but it definitely can be confusing so it's good to come to a FAFSA Fest and get someone who knows what they're doing, be able to walk you through it."

Future FAFSA Fest events are scheduled as follows:          

  • Sunday, January 29, East High College Goal Sunday, 1801 East Main Street, 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, Wilson High School, 501 Genesee Street, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 11, Frederick Douglass R-Center, 999 South Avenue, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 21, Maplewood Library, 1111 Dewey Avenue, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 4, Franklin Campus, 950 Norton Street, noon to 2 p.m.

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