On Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. high school seniors set to enter college in the Fall of 2020 and their parents can receive free assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA applications for students entering college in the 2020-2021 school year opened Oct. 1.

Counselors from each of the five District high schools will be at the Old Hopewell Meeting Room, immediately adjacent to the Round Rock ISD Lillie Delgado Administration Building located at 1311 Round Rock Ave. in Round Rock.

Making an appointment is easy and encouraged, particularly if language translation services are needed. Drop-ins are accommodated from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

When a student files the FAFSA, they may become eligible for scholarships or grants (based on need and merit), work-study programs or low-interest loans. For students to increase their chances of receiving the best financial aid packages for which they are eligible, the District’s high school counselors recommend that every graduating senior fill out their FAFSA before Dec. 31.

Students are encouraged to begin filling out the online application before the event. For more information about starting the FAFSA application please visit the FAFSA page on the District website.

The first step for both the senior and the parent is completing the FSA ID. The FSA ID is an electronic signature, one for the student and a different one for the parent (or shared by both parents). There is a one- to three-day time frame for processing the FSA ID, which is required to complete the FAFSA. Go to the FAFSA website and click on the “FSA ID” button in the top bar.

To receive assistance in completing and submitting the application, please bring the listed items:

  • FSA-ID
  • Valid ID for both student and parents.
  • Social Security Card for both student and parents.
  • Names of schools interested in attending.
  • Financial records, checking, savings, investments, assets. Tax records are usually imported from the IRS.

Tip: When completing any postsecondary planning, such as FAFSA use a personal, not school-related email address.

For more information about the FAFSA see your campus counselor or visit our FAFSA information page.