Ozarks Technical Community College will host a free FAFSA Frenzy event on Sunday, Feb. 28 from 1–4 p.m. at its Springfield and Waynesville locations. The event, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, is designed to help prospective college students file their FAFSA or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The event is open to all students, regardless of where they live, attend school or plan to attend college.
Financial Aid advisors and other volunteers from local colleges and area high schools will be on hand to help future students and their families fill out the necessary financial aid forms. Participants in the FAFSA Frenzy event are asked to bring copies of their 2015 tax forms, federal W-2 forms and other essential IRS documents. Students can learn more and preregister for the event at otc.edu/financialaid/fafsa-frenzy.php.
In addition to the one-on-one financial help available at the event, students will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for a $500 scholarship through the Missouri Department of Higher Education. Drawing winners will receive their scholarship when they enroll in a Missouri college or university.
FAFSA Frenzy is offered through a partnership between members of Ozarks Area Key Financial Aid Personnel (OAKFAP) group, the Missouri Department of Higher Education, the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP), the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and USA Funds.