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FAFSA Twitter account announced

We learned today that the Office of Postsecondary Education is launching a new Twitter account on Student Federal Aid.

Check out @FAFSA on Twitter for an ongoing conversation around student financial aid.

According to their news release, on January 26th, Martha Kanter, the Under Secretary of Education, will be hosting FAFSA Office Hours where she will solicit and answer students' FAFSA questions live on Twitter. This event will start at 4:30 EST and will be the first in a monthly series of Q & A sessions that Federal Student Aid will host on Twitter.

Because completion of the FAFSA is necessary to apply for college, education leaders across the country are stepping up efforts to get every student to fill one out.

The Minneapolis school district is developing a system to keep counselors and school staff up to date on a student's FAFSA, what has been completed and what they have left to do. I think we can expect to see similar efforts in school districts across the state.

posted by Sandy Connolly • 1/24/2012 at 3:30 PM


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