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  • Fixing FAFSA: Are we the Fox, or the Cat? #FixFAFSA
    Education/Faces Of FAFSA

    People often speak of having “smell memories.” Me? I have weather memories. A bright, clear blue sky on an early fall day reminds me of 9/11, before the plane hit the Pentagon. A middle-of-the-night thunderstorm reminds me of the comparative quiet of nursing a child in a dark room, lit up occasionally by lightning. And ... [more]

  • Faces of FAFSA: Salma
    Education/Faces Of FAFSA

    Salma, 16 Virginia First-generation college student I am 16 years old and the middle child of a family of five. I have incredible parents who immigrated to the United States from Central America, and have always worked tremendously hard to provide a great life for me and my siblings. As a junior in high school ... [more]

  • Faces of FAFSA: Antoine
    Education/Faces Of FAFSA

    Antoine, 35 Colorado First-generation college student I was in high school the first time I tried to complete the FAFSA form. I was the first in my family to attend or graduate from college, and until I met Kristin Conklin all of my financial aid information came from my high school guidance counselor. Applying for ... [more]