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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Feb. 4, 2011

Northwest to host ‘FAFSA Frenzy’ Feb. 13, participants eligible to win scholarship

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Northwest is one of 33 sites throughout the state hosting FAFSA Frenzy to assist future and current college students who are seeking assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

The FAFSA is the first step all students must take to obtain financial assistance to attend college, and this year, students who participate in one of the free events have a chance to win one of four $1,000 scholarships.

The Northwest event will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13 in Colden Hall Room 1200. Doors will open at 1:45 p.m. Parking is available in the faculty lot on the northeast corner of the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.

Personnel from Northwest's student financial aid office will be on hand to answer questions and assist students and families with filing the FAFSA online.

Missouri students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible, but certainly by April 1 for timely consideration for financial aid. Student and families do not need to have filed their federal income taxes for 2010 in order to participate in a FAFSA Frenzy event or to complete the FAFSA.

Participants are asked to bring:

FAFSA Frenzy is a program of College Goal SundaySM, and is offered in Missouri through partnerships between the Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) with the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel (MASFAP), the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA), the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the YMCA. The College Goal SundaySM program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA), with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.

FAFSA Frenzy events help students and their parents submit accurate financial information that is used to determine student eligibility for need-based student aid. State and federal governments and all colleges and universities consider the FAFSA when awarding need-based student financial aid.

Students who attend a FAFSA Frenzy event will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $1,000 scholarships. All students receive gift bags with helpful information for planning and paying for college.

For information about the Northwest event contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance by calling (660) 562-1363 or by e-mail at finaid@nwmissouri.edu. For listings of other financial aid events throughout the state go to http://www.masfap.org/Safari/index.html.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Media Relations Specialist
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468