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2016-17 FAFSA Frenzy Toolkit

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FAFSA Frenzy Friday Email Updates

HOST a FAFSA Workshop/Event  




TRACK FAFSA Completion 

PROMOTE FAFSA Awareness & Completion to students & parents

Share These Statistics

  • Students have an 85% chance of getting some kind of student financial aid.
  • 92% of applicants from low-income households receive grant money, which never has to be paid back.
  • Last year, only 6 out of 10 high school seniors in Kentucky filled out a FAFSA
  • In 2014, just over three fourths of all Kentucky students who submitted a FAFSA were eligible for Pell Grants.

Print Posters, Flyers & Graphics

Order Publications

Share on Social Media

HELP students & parents complete the FAFSA

Web/online resources

Video resources

Print resources

GET HELP for FAFSA & financial aid questions



  • OFSA Financial Aid Help Hotline: 1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
    • Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–11 p.m. (ET); Saturday–Sunday, 11 a.m.–5 p.m. (ET)
    • Closed on federal holidays, the day after Thanksgiving and on December 24th.; open on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, and Washington’s Birthday from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. ET.
    • Hearing Impaired? TTY calls only. 1-800-730-8913
  • Ky Association of Financial Aid Officers FAFSA help hotline: 1-888-4-KASFAA (1-888-452-7322)



  • What’s Up Next is a FREE college access too from the White House that gives high school and college students, parents, and college counselors across the country personalized support on all things college – college search and application, federal student aid, even student loan repayment and more.

GET TRAINING and latest updates (for counselors & advisors)

Check out the Financial Aid Toolkit for Counselors & Advisors (OFSA)

Sign up for latest updates or counselors/advisors from OFSA

Watch videos or free (pre-recorded) webinars:

Attend an in-person training with KASFAA

  • Six free one-day workshops held throughout Kentucky September 27 –October 26, 2016
  • Six credit hours applicable towards Instructional Leadership Training requirements.
  • Registration is required; priority deadline for registration is September 23, 2016