MOBILE, AL (September 28, 2018) – The Mobile Area Education Foundation (MAEF) is excited to announce that Mobile County Commissioners have declared October 1st as First U Haf-ta FAFSA Day. We encourage everyone to wear green on October 1st in recognition of Mobile County’s First U Haf-ta FAFSA Day.
October 1, 2018 is an important date for any student dreaming of continuing their education beyond high school. Many students don’t begin the college enrollment process because of financial barriers they’re faced with. On October 1, 2018, students can begin to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or what is known as the FAFSA. The FAFSA is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans in all colleges. Most Alabama students qualify for Pell Grants of up to $6,095 per year; furthermore, Pell Grants do not have to be repaid. Read the entire Press Release-Hafta FAFSA Day