FAFSA Fest Stories

At each FAFSA Fest event, we offer students and families free professional assistance in filling out the FAFSA form. Filing a FAFSA is the most important way to get money for college and it only takes around an hour, but it isn’t always easy. At FAFSA Fest, we help you get as much financial aid as possible.

Working with Rochester students at FAFSA Fest is a special pleasure for us at the Rochester Education Foundation. Through our other programs, we support the success of Rochester's city students, from kindergarten right through high school. We love working with high school students as they prepare themselves for college, and FAFSA Fest gives us the opportunity to meet some wonderful young people and hear their stories.

Geovonie P.

Geovonie P.
Monroe High '16

I'm not sure how it's going to be at college. Is it going to be hard? How am I going to meet people? I'm a little nervous but I'm really excited to find out.
Julisa M.

Julisa M.
Wilson High '16

I am a senior at Wilson High and my goal is to work on the next generation of video games. The financial aid I receive by filing my FAFSA at FAFSA Fest will help make that dream a reality.
Shakirah H.

Shakirah H.
Northeast College Prep '16

I want to attend the Air Force Academy. It would be a great opportunity for a person like me to give back to this great country.
Karrington

Karrington M.
World of Inquiry School '16

I want to be a criminal psychologist. I want to help people who have a difficult time helping themselves.