To access aid, students must participate in a system to determine financial aid eligibility–the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). However, many students do not understand what the application is or how to complete it, which leads to them receiving almost no aid or significantly less than they should. That’s where Michelson 20MM Foundation Spark Grant-awardee The Education-Trust West comes in. 

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