Volunteers help high school seniors with financial aid applications


High School seniors in Dallas County left more than $34 million in college financial aid on the table because they didn’t apply for it. An estimated 6,000 Dallas ISD seniors qualify for a Pell Grant, but far fewer even apply for one.

Volunteers from Commit aim to change that with a series of workshops for DISD seniors next week. There are two in our neighborhood:

Molina High School
Saturday, Feb. 21
9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Adamson High School
Saturday, Feb. 28
9 a.m.–2 p.m.

All high school seniors are welcome to attend these workshops, wherein volunteers from local colleges will help in completing the federal financial aid forms known as TAFSA and FAFSA.

Families should bring their most recent federal tax returns, records of untaxed income if applicable, bank statements and records of investment if applicable, social security number or alien registration number and driver’s license if you have one.

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