Helpful Social Media Tools to Promote FAFSA Completion
For us at the U.S. Department of Education, the start of a new year provides a fresh opportunity to remind parents, students and educators about the importance of submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department’s Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) provides more than $150 billion in grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to help pay for college or career school. Completing the FAFSA is the primary step for determining eligibility for federal student aid and subsequently accessing these funds. With the 2013-14 FAFSA application having gone live on January 1st, FSA’s Digital Engagement Group is requesting your assistance in promoting FAFSA completion.
We are asking for your help in getting the message out through your social media channels about the importance of completing the FAFSA early in the year. To help you do that, we have developed some resources for you to use:
- Complete social media content calendar to support FAFSA completion: Includes Facebook posts and tweets for the entire month of January.
- 20 Tweets to promote FAFSA completion
- 10 Facebook Posts to promote FAFSA completion
- Helpful videos
- Helpful infographics
- Embed our videos, infographics and Twitter stream into your site
In addition, over the next few months, the Federal Student Aid Digital Engagement Group will be actively managing our own presence on social media with a strong focus on FAFSA completion. We highly encourage you to use and repost our content whenever applicable. Here are the places you can find us:
Thanks for your support and commitment to advancing the higher education goals of students and families across