St. Louis area LGBTQ orgs to help with college financial aid apps on Feb. 15

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ST. LOUIS — Pride St. Louis and Edwardsville-based Serenity Strategy Network are helping LGBTQ students in the St. Louis area and MetroEast fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for this year on Friday, Feb. 15.

Pride St. Louis will be hosting the event at their location in St. Louis, 3738 Choutou Ave.

From their Facebook event:

FAFSA Frenzy helps thousands of Missouri students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year. The FAFSA is the primary form used by federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs in determining an individual’s eligibility for grants, loans, work-study, and scholarships.

Make sure to bring the following with you to the event:
2. Social Security Number
3. Driver’s license (or driver’s license number)
4. 2017 tax records
5. Records of untaxed income
6. Records of any assets
7. List of schools you are interested in attending

Pride St. Louis youth empowerment director Harry Painter Jr. told local NPR station KBIA that they hope the event will help those who could “fall through the cracks.”

Serenity Strategy Network ranks LGBTQ friendly colleges and released their first list in 2018.