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May 17 Daily Update
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Karina Grokhovskaya, WTV Executive Producer • May 17, 2024

WTV's Ryan Shapiro, Karina Grokhovskaya, and Sadie Johnson bring you a few last words

FAFSA has relaunched and is now open to seniors

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Maya Silberman
Seniors can learn more about FAFSA with the FAFSA workshop on Wednesday in the cafeteria from 6 – 7:45 p.m. “The purpose of this workshop is to helps students understand FAFSA and how to apply,” counselor Ryan Kiefer said.

Many seniors utilize FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, to gain financial aid for college.

FAFSA has relaunched a new version of their application process due to technical difficulties that many students faced with the old version. However, to prevent future issues and crashes, the availability to use the new system will be limited periodically throughout the soft launch. 

“I think it’s a really important thing to fill out, especially as an incoming freshman student in college,” senior Rida Zaki said. “But I do think that the process is a little bit like it can be difficult just because some questions are difficult.”

FAFSA requires students to input information about their parent’s finances, which can present a challenge for some students.

“Also, it took like a really long time for them to actually, like send the forms out and stuff so we don’t have a lot of time to fill it out,” Zaki said. “They also ask you to like, fill out some extra parent stuff so I feel like that could be difficult for some people in certain situations. But yeah, overall I think it’s a good thing to fill out.”

Colleges and career schools use the FAFSA form to determine how much financial aid students are eligible to receive, which could include grants, scholarships, work-study funds, and loans.

“A big factor for a lot of students in college is the cost, so FAFSA can be a huge help in making college more affordable,” senior Sadie Johnson said. “Especially because it can be used to give school specific scholarships and determine whether or not you can go to certain schools.”

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Joaquin Perez
Joaquin Perez, Producer
Joaquin Perez is a Junior in his third year of broadcast and is a producer this year for the WTV daily update. He is also in Student Council and NHS. For fun, Joaquin likes to hang out with his and friends, binge watch tv, and cook. He is excited to take on being a producer this school year and can’t wait to make content for WTV. Contact Joaquin: joaquin.perez.116@k12.friscoisd.org
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Maya Silberman, Editor-in-Chief
Maya Silberman is a senior going into her third year on the Wingspan staff. Outside of Wingspan, she is captain of the CTE Mock Trial team and a legal intern through the CTE Center's Practicum in Government Program. In her free time, Maya can be found reading any and everything, playing New York Times games, and spending time with her dog, Luna. Maya couldn't be more excited to be one of the Editor-in-Chiefs this year, and looks forward to what is to come! Contact Maya: Maya.Silberman.055@k12.friscoisd.org

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