The new student group for first-generation students, MSU: I’m First, will host its first meeting of the spring semester on Jan. 20 to discuss the FAFSA application process.
Students interested in financial aid, and most scholarships, are required to fill out a FAFSA, or the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, every year to determine eligibility for aid. The online application is available starting in January, with a March 31 deadline.
Meeting to help guide students through FAFSA
The upcoming meeting will be held at 6 p.m. in Craig Hall, room 316 — a computer lab with 28 computers available and seating for about 50. Students will be able to log in and begin their FAFSA application with mentors to help guide them.
To RSVP for this session, log in to CampusLink with your BearPass information and click to RSVP to the Jan. 20 event.
More about MSU: I’m First student group
Communication students Marli Coonrod and Shelby Morrison founded the student organization in the fall 2015 semester. Both are juniors and first-generation students.
“This organization is important for (first-generation) students to feel more connected with the campus and faculty,” Coonrod said. “(We want to) provide them with resources needed to achieve academic success and to help lay the groundwork for their future career path.”