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…

Read More

Students: Time at home can help further your education & training plans

It’s a unique time in our country’s history and all Americans are challenged. High school students, especially seniors, as well as adult learners returning to school, are in an especially unique situation these days – navigating the waters of upcoming college admissions, testing, financial aid, all while schools have restricted access. What happens now? Have…

Read More
LEAP can help you!

Fewer Questions on the FAFSA, thanks to FUTURE Act

The notoriously complicated Free Application for Federal Student Aid will soon be getting a facelift, thanks to new legislation signed into law Thursday. The bipartisan FUTURE Act will cut the number of FAFSA questions by approximately 20% and will allow for better, more accurate data sharing between the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of…

Read More
Money with a graduation cap

Historic FUTUREAct will Streamline FAFSA

Legislation that would simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is on the way to President Trump for signature, according to the National College Access Network. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed the FUTURE Act (H.B. 5363), which if enacted would reduce the number of questions on the FAFSA by 20%. The…

Read More
FL FAFSA Challenge

2019-20 Florida FAFSA Challenge kicks off

Public high schools around the Tampa Bay area are invited to participate once again in a competition to increase completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  It’s all part of a statewide effort called the Florida FAFSA Challenge, which aims to boost the number of Florida students completing the federal financial aid application by 5…

Read More

Local education champion named Volunteer of the Year

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Tampa Bay Chapter will recognize Anne Eason, Ph.D., a Tampa psychologist, advocate for education and volunteer with LEAP Tampa Bay College Access Network, as the Gayle Sierens Volunteer of the Year at its annual National Philanthropy Day® (NPD) breakfast on Nov. 15 in Tampa. Over the past seven years,…

Read More