FAFSA completion events are available for students and parents across the state. FAFSA completion events take place in a computer lab or a library where attendees have access to computers. LOSFA representatives are available to help students and parents fill out the FAFSA and can provide line by line assistance. Students and parents will each need to create their own FSA ID prior to completing the FAFSA. Parents can use the same FSA ID for multiple children; however, each student would need his or her own unique ID. Once the FAFSA has been completed, the LOSFA representatives can explain the confirmation page and answer any questions about the Student Aid Report information.
LOSFA receives additional student information and details through a contract with the U.S. Department of Education. Because of this contact with the Department of Education, LOSFA encourages school districts to sign up to participate in the FAFSA Completion Project. The FAFSA completion project is a federal initiative to encourage all high school seniors to complete the FAFSA. To participate, school boards and charter schools must enter agreements with the agency that ensure that all data exchanged is handled in a secure manner and will be used only as intended. Personally Identifiable Information (PII) will not be exchanged. The benefit to this project is that the school boards/schools receive student level data so that they know how to follow up and with whom. For more information on the FAFSA Completion Project, please contact Ms. Rhonda Bridevaux (Rhonda.Bridevaux@la.gov).