The Socorro Independent School District, in collaboration of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce, will have FAFSA night workshops during October and November at SISD high schools.
The workshops will assist seniors to apply for the 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form, which is available starting Oct. 1.
“We hope all SISD seniors take advantage of this great opportunity and attend the FAFSA workshops,” said Tammi Mackeben, SISD director of guidance and counseling. “The workshops will be extremely helpful to parents and students. Experts will be available to answer questions and assist with the process.”
More than $150 billion in federal grants, loans and work study funds for college or career schools are available through FAFSA. FAFSA applicants may qualify for one or more of those forms of financial aid. In addition, students who attend the SISD/Chamber of Commerce workshops are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship.
The SISD FAFSA Nights will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. on the following days:
- Tuesday, Oct. 15 at El Dorado and Mission Early College high schools
- Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Eastlake High School
- Thursday, Oct. 17 at Socorro High School
- Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Pebble Hills High School
- Monday, Nov. 4 at Americas High School
- Wednesday, Nov. 6 at Montwood High School
If students cannot attend the workshop, they can complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.gov. FAFSA is also available on the myStudentAid mobile app, which can be downloaded on the Apple or the Google Play Store. SISD high school seniors may attend any FAFSA workshop.
For more information about the FAFSA Nights, contact an SISD high school counselor or the Guidance and Counseling Department at 937-0322.