By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News
U.S. Sen. Doug Jones’ offices will host a series of workshops across Alabama to help students and their families fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Last year, Jones coauthored bipartisan legislation that was signed into law to begin the process of simplifying the FAFSA. It made changes to the lengthy and often intimidating process and reduced the number of questions on the form from 108 to up to 22, his office said.
In 2018, Alabama high school graduates missed out on an estimated $57.5 million in federal grants by not completing the FAFSA, according to information from Jones’ office. Only about half of Alabama’s graduates filled out the form, leaving millions in free college assistance on the table.
Here are the details for the FAFSA workshops across the state:
TUESDAY, JAN. 28
WHERE: University of South Alabama, Mitchell College of Business, Room 140, 5811 USA Drive South, Mobile
WHEN: 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.. Attendees may come on a rolling basis at any time.
WHERE: Wallace Community College Library, Reading Room, 3000 Earl Goodwin Parkway, Selma
WHEN: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Juliette Hampton Morgan Memorial Library, 2nd floor Computer Lab, 245 High Street, Montgomery
WHEN: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m
WHERE: Hueytown High School Media Center, 4881 15th Street Road, Hueytown
WHEN: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29
WHERE: West Morgan High School Computer Lab, 261 South Greenway Drive, Trinity
WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.