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PFW to help students and parents understand FAFSA changes

The much-anticipated release of a new and improved Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, or FAFSA for short, began with a soft launch on Sunday. The U.S. Department of Education announced in November that the form will help 610,000 new students from low-income backgrounds receive Federal Pell Grants and 1.5 million more students receive the maximum Pell Grant.

To help students, their families, and the general public better understand the new form and also assist in its completion, PFW’s Office of Financial Aid has scheduled 24 FAFSA support sessions on campus over the next two months. All sessions will take place in the Classic Ballroom at Walb Student Union. The dates are Jan. 10 and 18, and Feb. 7 and 20. Visit for specific times and to register.

Click on the hyperlinks to hear what Ron Herrell, director of financial aid, had to tell WANE 15’s Taylor King during the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.