FAFSA Ready Iowa
FAFSA Awareness Week - October 11-15, 2021
ICAN is partnering with Iowa College Aid and FAFSA stakeholders to kick-off the financial aid season with FAFSA Awareness Week all as part of ICAN's FAFSA Ready Iowa Initiative to increase FAFSA completion to 60% for graduating seniors. Together with partners we are helping students and college access professionals get ready with the following events.
FAFSA Statewide Virtual FAFSA Completion Event
Wednesday, October 13 | 5:30 pm | Register
ICAN advisors will walk through how to complete the FAFSA form step-by-step and answer questions along the way. From student dependency status to which parent is reported on the FAFSA, they will cover all of the tricky questions about income and assets, explain how to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, and cover next steps once the FAFSA form is submitted. Join this session ready to complete your FAFSA!
FAFSA Report Training
Iowa offers student FAFSA completion reports to every high school in the state. Join this training to learn more about the report, how to utilize it to maximize FAFSA completion with your students, and how to interpret FAFSA completion data for your high school.
- Monday, October 11 @ 1 p.m. | Register here
- Wednesday, October 13 @ 2 p.m. | Register here
- Thursday, October 14 @ 9 a.m. | Register here
FAFSA Certification Training
Course to College Partner Sites are eligible to receive FAFSA Certification Training through ICAN. Iowa College Aid is offering an exclusive training session on Tuesday, October 12 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. for eligible partners. All Course to College Partner sites have been notified about the training and provided with the registration link.
Get FAFSA Assistance
- FAFSA Ready Iowa events run from October 1, 2021 - March 31, 2022
- Find an event near you or work with an ICAN advisor. Events vary from walk-ins to appointments. View event schedule to find an event near you.
- Come prepared. A professional will provide assistance as long as students and parents bring the correct documents (list of what to bring)
- Sign-up for ICAN's Senior Alerts to get event and other senior year reminders
- Sign up for the Virtual College Coach text service
- FSA ID - You need to setup an FSA ID username and password. Visit www.ICANsucceed.org/fsaid for more information.
High school counselors, higher education professionals, and business and community members can all take part in FAFSA Ready Iowa.
- Host a FAFSA completion event at your school - Contact Erick Danielson
- Volunteer at an Event
- Take part in FAFSA training
- Spread the word in your community