Figuring out how to pay for college is often a student’s key consideration in making a college decision. Federal and state money is available to make college more affordable, but students have to apply in order to access it.

At the second annual Super Saturday on February 16, seniors from across Dallas County received free assistance in filing either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to access available federal or state money for college.

The event was organized by TxCAN, a college access network for North Texas compromised of area high school counselors, higher education admissions officers, college access providers, and community-based organizations dedicated to improving postsecondary enrollment for Dallas County students.

This year’s FAFSA/TASFA Super Saturday event provided one-on-one help filing federal and state financial aid forms for over 400 seniors from over 30 high schools. The event took place in two Dallas locations – Moises A. Molina High School and Lake Highlands High School – and involved more than 130 volunteers from across the community.

In addition to working on their FAFSA or TASFA with a financial aid representative, students also had the opportunity to learn more about scholarship opportunities and visit with area college and community representatives.

Thanks to generous donations from partner organizations, participating students were entered into prize drawings for dorm room necessities as well as scholarships!

The Commit! team sends our congratulations on another successful FAFSA/TASFA Super Saturday!