Local leaders name February FAFSA Completion Month By Meridian Press staff email@example.com HollyBeechMP Feb 15, 2017 (…) Submitted by the city of Meridian Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd joined the Treasure Valley Education Partnership Feb. 9 at an event to declare February as FAFSA Completion Month. Treasure Valley mayors, higher education leaders and other members of the Treasure Valley Education Partnership held a proclamation event on Feb. 9 to declare February as FAFSA Completion Month.The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the form the federal government, states and colleges use to award financial aid for postsecondary education. Story continues below video × Advertisement Local mayors and county commissioners signed the proclamation in an effort to create awareness in the Treasure Valley about FAFSA funding for high school seniors wanting to continue their education, according to a press release from the Treasure Valley Education Partnership.Ninety percent of high school seniors who complete a FAFSA proceed directly on to postsecondary education, according to the release. “Completing (the FAFSA) is that first important step and something that can perhaps make a profound impact on their future” stated Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd.With deadlines approaching, the FAFSA can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Families are encouraged to contact their student’s high school for possible FAFSA completion workshops.The Treasure Valley Education Partnership is a community partnership of school districts, educators, nonprofit organizations, businesses, higher education institutions, and government agencies working together to help support children every step of the way. For more information about FAFSA support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org More from this section Benefit concert seeks to raise money for brain cancer patient, family Posted: March 27, 2017 Meridian junior would be first Idahoan since Frank Church to win national Oratorical Contest Posted: March 27, 2017 Frankie's Java cafe for sale in downtown Meridian Posted: March 27, 2017 Dog of the Week: Wilbur Posted: March 27, 2017 Ada County public safety agencies launch use of PulsePoint app Posted: March 27, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!