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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Growing Gap

The Growing Gap: New NCAN Report Shows Continued Decrease in College Affordability

A new National College Access Network (NCAN) report shows that affordability is decreasing at two- and four-year public institutions across the U.S. According to “The Growing Gap: Public Higher Education’s Declining Affordability for Low-Income Students,” just 48% of community colleges were affordable for the average Pell Grant recipient in 2016-17, while only 27% of four-year…

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