The Downey Legend

Time to get some money

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA, is an application that provides high school students with financial resources when entering college and furthering their education. The FAFSAs are required by numerous colleges and universities and is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs.

Rodas Hailu, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2014

On Jan. 1st, the United States Federal Government released FAFSA, the Free Application for Student Aid for any undergraduates and graduates who desire financial assistance for his or her college years. The FAFSA does not give students money. Rather, when filling out FAFSA, the federal government first...

PTA: December 2011

Jessica Xilo, Parents & Teachers Editor

December 14, 2011

As the year nears to an end, parents and staff members assembled in the theatre on Dec. 12 to discuss recent news about the school and the students. Principal Tom Houts began the meeting by announcing the recent figure skating competition in which junior Vanessa Lam placed fifth in the world. He then...

Parents and students fill out financial aid applications

Senior students and parents inquisitively ask Representative Diana A. Porras about Free Applications for Federal Student Aid on Jan. 13.  Porras handed out grant applications that could lead their child to scholarships.

Brandon Pineda, News Editor

January 26, 2011

As seniors prepare themselves to go to college and close their admission applications, students must now find local methods to pay for their high-cost tuition. In efforts to help the student body, Downey High promotes the Local Scholarship Application, the application that is taken into consideration...

FAFSA night

Victor Duran

February 1, 2010

With many questions in the air and an ambition for a successful future, both parents and students gathered in the theatre for an informational meeting on financial aid, FAFSA Night, on Jan.14th. FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid Workshop) is an application that provides students coming...

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