What is the FAFSA? Why do I need to file prior to each year of college?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form that must be completed to receive federal loans, grants, or work-study. The Future Center staff can assist families with completing this form. It is unlikely the La Crosse Promise Scholarship will cover your entire cost of education. La Crosse Promise wants to help you maximize the amount of grant aid or scholarships you can receive from other sources so you graduate with little or no debt. Your family’s income will not influence your eligibility to receive the La Crosse Promise Scholarship. However, your family income and the La Crosse Promise Scholarship may affect the amount of other financial aid that you may receive.