Degree-seeking students who fill out a FAFSA at the event will be eligible to win a scholarship to San Juan College from the San Juan College Foundation. Two winners will be chosen for either a $250 scholarship for part-time students or a $500 scholarship for full-time students. The scholarship must be used in the fall 2019 semester by a degree-seeking new student or a degree-seeking continuing student with a minimum 2.0 GPA. The scholarship is non-transferable.
The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) determines a student’s eligibility for federal financial aid, which can be awarded in grants, scholarships, work-study and education loans. Grants, scholarship and work-study awards are considered investment funds in a student’s education and do not have to be paid back by students or their families.
At the Fall FAFSA Fiesta, computers will be available for student to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions and assist with the application. Once the FAFSA is completed, students will get immediate results and the information will become available to the schools that were listed.
The spring FAFSA Fiesta will also have student support offices present for those who wish to learn more about their services. Departments in attendance will be Enrollment Services, Advising and Counseling, Business Office, Herencia, and Center for Student Career and Employment. Free popcorn, free drinks, giveaways and door prizes will be offered as well.