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ALJ helps seniors with aid

Alabama Possible is celebrating high schools across the state for advancing a college-going culture by increasing financial aid application completions. Amelia L. Johnson High School is one of the schools being celebrated.

ALJHS is one of the schools with the highest Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completion rates in Alabama, reaching 94 percent completion.

“We are thrilled to celebrate Amelia L. Johnson High School for their commitment to postsecondary education and creating a college-going culture,” said Kristina Scott, executive director of Alabama Possible. “In 2018, Alabama high school seniors left more than $47 million in cash to pay for college on the table. It’s exciting to see schools like Amelia L. Johnson connecting students with resources so they can continue their education after high school.”

Alabama Possible manages the Cash for College Alabama campaign, which teams up with school counselors, career coaches and other educators at high schools across the state to promote completion of the FAFSA.

ALJHS will receive a grant at the Cash for College campaign celebration on June 27 at Trenholm State Community College in Montgomery.

Any student seeking federal or state financial aid – including grants, loans, and work-study programs – must complete the FAFSA. Most Alabama students will qualify for Pell Grants of up to $6,195 per year. Students can use Pell Grants for two-year and four-year technical and academic programs. To learn more about the FAFSA and Cash for College, visit cashforcollegealabama.org.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, May 29 issue of the Demopolis Times.)