Student Financial Aid Awareness

Each year, HESC sponsors a student financial aid awareness campaign called Start Here, Get There.” The goal of this campaign is to encourage and help families to complete most important tool in securing student financial aid is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the FAFSA.

The FAFSA is the first step in applying for free federal and state aid and low-cost federal loans.

HESC’s dedicated website, StartHereGetThere.org, is active from fall through early spring, featuring:

  • A statewide calendar of FAFSA completion events at which students and families can received professional assistance with FAFSA completion
  • Help through online chat and a toll-free hotline
  • Information about the financial aid application process

Visit StartHereGetThere.org beginning October 1.