Rochester Education Foundation holds FAFSA Fest to help college applicants

ROCHESTER, N.Y. It’s college application season for high school seniors, and they can tell you the worst part is figuring out how they’re going to pay for their degree.

The Rochester Education Foundation held a FAFSA Fest Saturday to help college-bound students answer that question. The Federal Application For Student Aid determines how much federal tuition assistance a student can get.

“This is really about choice and opportunity for students,” said Amy Stein, executive director of the Rochester Education Foundation. “If you do not have the finances to send yourself to college, then it might feel out of reach. And we want to tell everyone that it is within reach for everyone who wants to go.”

The event gave students and their families hands-on support in filling out the application and understanding their options for paying for their education.