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Marshall University staff members assist Huntington High School students with their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Feb. 9.

HUNTINGTON — A team of counselors from the Marshall University Office of Student Financial Assistance are meeting with students across the region to help them fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.

Members of the Office of Student Financial Assistance are visiting high school students in Kanawha and Cabell counties to give on-site help to fill out the FAFSA forms. Counselors were at Cabell Midland and Huntington high schools last week.

Kanawha County high schools will be hosted at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 17.

All of these events will be conducted with masks and social distancing required.

According to Beverly Boggs, Marshall’s director of financial aid and associate dean for enrollment, FAFSA submissions are down across the country.

“We want to make sure that students in the immediate area know that the time to fill out the FAFSA is now,” Boggs said. “Some may be hesitant because they do not understand the process, so we want to reduce the fear and help them move forward to higher education.”

Staff from the Marshall University Office of Admissions will also be on hand to accept applications and answer enrollment-related questions for students and families.

For additional information on filling out the FAFSA, contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance by phone at 304-696-3162 or at sfa@marshall.edu.

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