Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Helps Tampa Bay Families Access Money for College

OCTOBER 1, 2020 — LEAP Tampa Bay encourages students and adults to take the first step in applying for need-based and merit-based financial aid for college today, the first day the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 year is available to download at www.studentaid.gov Qualifying students can receive more than $6,000…

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LEAP Tampa Bay Welcomes New Complete Tampa Bay Coach

LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network welcomes a new completion coach, Matt Smith, who will manage LEAP’s new coaching initiative, designed to re-engage local working-age adults in education and training. Called Complete Tampa Bay, it will directly assist those with prior college or technical training experience by providing free, personalized coaching and support to help…

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LEAP Tampa Bay to Help Local Adults Finish Education and Training

Called Complete Tampa Bay, the new partnership initiative will provide free, personalized coaching and assistance for those with prior college or technical training experience LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network (LEAP Tampa Bay), a network of more than 50 community partners committed to changing lives by connecting residents to education and training beyond high school,…

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Webinar provides insight into college admission and financial aid changes amidst COVID-19

LEAP Tampa Bay recently hosted a webinar featuring local college admissions and financial aid counselors who answered questions about everything from “summer melt” to applying for financial aid. Nearly two dozen high school guidance counselors attended the hour-long webinar and walked away with information about higher education’s plans amidst the changing landscape due to COVID-19.…

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Helios Education Foundation and Take Stock in Children Join Forces to Help Students During Pandemic

LEAP Tampa Bay partner, Helios Education Foundation, announced today that it will partner with Take Stock in Children to support postsecondary students affected by COVID-19. Named the Florida COVID-19 Student Support Initiative, it will encourage students’ retention, persistence, and success in completing their postsecondary degree, despite the uncertain climate surrounding the global pandemic. These students,…

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Junior Achievement offers online resources for students

One of LEAP Tampa Bay partners, Junior Achievement (JA) of Tampa Bay, is providing much needed resources for students during the COVID-19 pandemic. JA is offering free online learning resources for students, teachers, parents and guardians. Students from K-12 can explore career choices, create resumes, gain critical thinking skills and learn appropriate workplace behavior. JA…

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