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FAFSA Awareness Week


It is officially FAFSA season and students across Iowa are taking steps to apply for college financial aid. To assist, ICAN, along with Iowa College Aid, are hosting events Monday, January 15 - Friday, January 19, 2024. Take a look at our schedule of events and get ready to complete your FAFSA form.

Create Your FSA ID & Prepare for the FAFSA

The Bureau of Iowa College Aid will host a virtual walk through to create your account (FSA ID). All students and contributors should have an FSA ID before completing the FAFSA. Join our College Coaches to create your account. This is a live event with the opportunity to ask questions & receive individual assistance. 

Tuesday, January 16th | 5:30 p.m. | Register here

FAFSA Step-by-Step with ICAN

Join for a virtual walk through of the FAFSA in which you join and fill out the FAFSA while being led through the form by an ICAN professional. Additional FAFSA assistance will be available through the chat feature to answer specific questions and provide assistance.

Wednesday, January 17th | 5:30 p.m. | Register here

High School FAFSA Resources & Summer Support (for educators)

Recommended for high school counselors, CCTCs, and school leaders to learn about available FAFSA Completion Strategies, resources, and how to access them through our FAFSA Toolkit Folder. We will also have a presentation by Thomata Doe on Summer Transition Associates and how they can support the final steps of the college going process.

Thursday, January 18th | 9 a.m.

Course to College Registrants can join here 

If you are not a member of Course to College and would like to attend this event please email Danielle Sampson

Additional Resources

FAFSA Ready Iowa

If you would like professional assistance in completing the FAFSA form, you can check out FAFSA Ready Iowa events being held across the state. These events provide free assistance to students and families. Click here to see upcoming events. 

FAFSA Assistance with ICAN

As part of FAFSA Ready Iowa, ICAN offers in-person and virtual FAFSA completion appointments for students and families. You can schedule a FREE advising appointment here

ICAN Senior Alerts

Specific to the class of 2024, sign up now and we'll begin sending you specific reminders and information to help you prepare for financial aid season and FAFSA completion. Alerts will continue throughout senior year with deadline reminders, alerts for steps in the planning process, and scholarship opportunities. Sign-up.

Virtual College Coach

Sign up for Iowa College Aid's Virtual Coach texting service to receive individualized FAFSA and college-going assistance. This is available for students & parents in grades 9-12. Additionally, Iowa College Aid has college coaches available for virtual, one on one FAFSA appointments. Appointments are available days & evenings for convenience. More Information & sign up here.

Webinars and Recorded Planning Videos

ICAN hosts a weekly webinar on Wednesdays. Each Wednesday is a different planning topic for high school students.

Here is a list of recent webinars specific to seniors.

Here are the upcoming webinars for seniors. All begin at 5:30 pm.

  • FAFSA Step by Step - January 17, 2024 - Register
  • The Scholarship Process - January 24 - Register
  • What Happens After FAFSA? - February 7 - Register
  • FAFSA Step by Step - February 18 - Register
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