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Friend Connection DC 

Announcements

Friend Connection DC want to ensure that your family has information on all the available resources during the college admissions process.  We have provided a running list of important applications with dates. 

Important Dates:

  • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid form that determines eligibility for student financial aid for college, career school, or graduate school. The FAFSA application is anticipated to open in December for 2023. The close date is to be determined. Additional information will be shared once released. Home | Federal Student Aid

  • Common App Opens August 1st – schools set application deadline per Early Action or Regular Decision. The Common Application helps streamline the college admissions application process for you by providing a one-stop site to apply to over 900 colleges. https://www.commonapp.org

  • Common Black App – Opens August 1st  - schools set application deadline per Early Action or Regular Decision. The Black Common Application helps streamline the college admissions application process by providing a one-stop site to apply to over 54 HBCUs. https://commonblackcollegeapp.com

  • DC TAG - DC Tuition Assistance Program (DCTAG) is for college-bound District residents to apply for funding from the District of Columbia’s Tuition Assistance Grant (DCTAG). DC Tag offers tuition assistance that covers up to $10,000 towards the cost of attending a public college/university and up to $2,500 to attend a private college/university. Application opens February 1. https://osse.dc.gov/dctag

  • DC-CAP Last Dollar Award – District of Columbia College Access Program. This is a first come first serve application for student in the District of Columbia.  The award covers up to $4,000 to assist with unmet financial need. Applications are submitted after the completion of FAFSA and DC TAG, closes May 31. https://dccap.org

Events and Activities

  • February 2022 and March 2023 GoFundMe Fundraiser

  • June 2021​

    • 2021 Friend Connection DC Annual Senior Celebration

    • College Readiness School Supply Drive - Donations benefit Friend Connection DC students.

  • November 2020 Giving Tuesday- Takes place on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

  • Friend Connection DC Second Annual Senior Celebration was held on June 13, 2020. Students were acknowledged for their accomplishments and received college supplies to include dorm room essentials.

  • May 2020 Do More 24 - 24 hours of giving to benefit local DC metropolitan DMV area nonprofit organizations. Learn more at https://www.domore24.org/. Important Update- In response to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, Do More 24, are syncing up efforts with #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5, 2020.

  • March 2020 Double Good - Gourmet popcorn made fresh by hand every day, that’s Good. A big thank you to everyone who participated in our March 2020 Double Good fundraiser. I hope everyone enjoyed their popcorn!

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