FCAN Webinar with NCAN: How Verification Keeps Students from Entering College

August 14, 2018
2:00 PM

We often tell students completing the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the key to accessing free money for college. But it’s not always that simple. Half of low-income students will go through verification, a federal audit of students who receive financial aid. Only 56% of low-income students selected for verification will receive a Pell Grant, compared to 78% percent of students not selected.

Register to join Amy Bolick, Florida College Access Network’s community engagement and programs manager, on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 2 p.m. ET to learn more about how verification is affecting low-income students in Florida. Joining Amy will be NCAN’s Bill DeBaun, director of data and evaluation; MorraLee (Holzapfel) Keller, director of technical assistance; and Jack Porter, advocacy associate.

Bill will share insight on NCAN’s research into verification melt, MorraLee will discuss strategies for college access professionals working with students selected for verification, and Jack will familiarize attendees with NCAN and FCAN’s advocacy efforts around FAFSA verification. In this session, you will learn:

  1. What verification is, and how it disproportionately impacts low-income students;
  2. How you can assist students selected for verification; and
  3. NCAN’s and FCAN’s verification advocacy priorities and how you can help.

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