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Fall 2019 FAFSA Fest

The Galveston College Financial Aid office will host its Fall 2019 FAFSA Fest in conjunction with the Galveston College Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing. FAFSA Fest is designed to help current and prospective students and their families navigate the sometimes challenging financial aid process.

Thursday, October 24

Seibel Foundation Wing

Times: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Refreshments!  Prizes!

Galveston College sets 2019 Fall Festival and FAFSA Fest

Galveston College will host its 2019 Fall Festival on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing lawn of the main campus at 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The festival is open to the public. Children are welcome.

Now in its 12th year, the festival is hosted by the Galveston College Student Government Association and the Office of Student Activities under the direction of Cynthia Parra, coordinator of Student Activities.

“Galveston College began the festival shortly after Hurricane Ike to bring the community together and to give the children of the island some consistency in the aftermath of tragedy,” said Parra. “The event has continued to grow over the years and has become a Galveston College tradition along with Spring Fling during the spring semester.”

Highlights of the festival will include music, games, inflatable bounce houses, activity booths, food and many more attractions that are sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, student clubs and organizations.

In conjunction with the Fall Festival, the Office of Financial Aid will host its semiannual FAFSA Fest, featuring a Halloween theme, “Don’t Fear the FAFSA,” from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes-challenging financial aid process. Current and prospective students can get help completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to having other questions answered. Students who complete their FAFSAs that day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The FAFSA application period for the 2020-2021 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Students should bring their families’ 2018 income and tax information. Students under the age of 18 should bring a parent or guardian.

Activities and attractions sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, as well as FAFSA Fest, are free of charge. Student organizations may charge nominal fees for food items and other fundraisers in support of club activities such as attendance at professional conferences.

s, In the event of rain, the event will be located in the Hermes Fitness Center on campus.

FAFSA Fiesta

The Office of Financial Aid will host a FAFSA Fiesta Wednesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing West on the Galveston College campus.

The FAFSA Fiesta is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes-challenging financial aid process.

Current and prospective students can get help completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in addition to having other questions answered. Students who complete their FAFSAs that day will be entered into a drawing for prizes.

The FAFSA application period for the 2019-20 academic year opened on Oct. 1. Students should bring their families’ 2017 income and tax information. Students under the age of 18 should bring a parent or guardian.

FAFSA Fest is open to the public. Students planning to attend Galveston College, as well as other colleges and universities, are welcome to attend.

First-ever FAFSA Fest draws crowd

 

The Galveston College Financial Aid office hosted its first-ever FAFSA Fest in conjunction with the 2018 Fall Festival on Oct. 24 in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing.

More than 50 students and their family members attended the successful event.

FAFSA Fest is designed to help students and their families navigate the sometimes challenging financial aid process.

Above, students and their families complete the FAFSA online. Below, Rachel Romero Leyva, financial aid specialist, and Jay Castillo, financial aid assistant, work with FAFSA Fest participants.

FAFSA Fest

The Galveston College Financial Aid office will host its first-ever FAFSA Fest in conjunction with the 2018 Fall Festival on Wednesday, Oct 24, in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing. FAFSA Fest is designed to help current and prospective students and their families navigate the sometimes challenging financial aid process.

Wednesday, October 24

Seibel Foundation Wing

Three Sessions Available:

9:30 – 10:30 AM | Noon – 2:00 PM | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Refreshments!  Prizes!

FAFSA Kickoff

The Financial Aid office will host a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) kickoff on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Moody Hall lobby. Free cupcakes will be served.

Pell Grants at Galveston College

Pell Grant funding now available in the summer

Year-round Pell Grants are now available. This means eligible students can get funding to take summer classes and possibly graduate sooner.

To be eligible, students must

  • have completed or complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA,
  • be Pell Grant eligible,
  • register for at least six credit hours,
  • be enrolled in eligible courses that count toward a degree plan and
  • meet all satisfactory academic progress requirements and be in good academic standing

Summer and fall 2018 registration opened on Monday, April 16. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid office at (409) 944-1235 or finaid@gc.edu.