Filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid also known as FASFA, is a process to help undergraduates and graduates financially afford college. Students who wish to apply for the application can visit www.fasfa.ed.gov and create an account and a PIN (Personal Identification Number). Undergraduates and/or graduates fill out personal information and their parent’s financial information for an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC). Representatives from the College Financial Aid Offices are then able to put a financial aid package together. Students can receive financial aid packages in the form of grants, student loans, and scholarships.

To encourage Lisbon High School seniors to get started with this process, the school held a raffle. Seniors, who wanted to apply for FASFA needed to create a PIN number and notify their guidance counselors their account was created to be in the running to win fifty dollar raffle. All seniors who completed an application were eligible to participate in the raffle. Mr. Ed Nunery, a Guidance Counselor at Lisbon High School, drew the name of the lucky winner, Laura Longley.

MELMAC Grant money was used to sponsor the raffle. MELMAC’s slogan is “connect aspirations to a plan,” this encourages all students to pursue some type of post-secondary education. MELMAC money is used to support the continuing education for all undergraduates and graduates.

If you have any questions or comments about FASFA, or other financial aid issues, please contact the Lisbon High School Guidance Office at 353-3030.


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