RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Governor Ralph Northam says the state is offering free help to students and their families to apply for college financial aid.
Northam’s office said in a statement Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has lead to a decline in completion rates of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA.
Students and families can go to virginiacan.org/fafsa to schedule a virtual meeting until June 30.
Virginia has seen 4,300 fewer high school seniors complete the FAFSA. That’s a drop of nearly 10% compared to last year. The decline also mirrors the 9% drop in FAFSA completion rates across the country.