GRASP services still available

Published 5:23 pm Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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Class of 2020 high school seniors have been dealt a major blow by the upheaval of traditional senior year events caused by the COVID-19 impact.

For many of these seniors, college plans that once seemed certain are now in limbo, in part, because of the current financial uncertainty of their lives. Figuring out the next steps to achieve their college goals is daunting but doable and GRASPS (www., a Virginia career/college access non-profit organization, is available now to provide assistance, hope and encouragement needed to ensure career and college access for all, especially during these uncertain times.

GRASP services, which are free of charge, include assistance with FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) completion, assistance with understanding financial aid award letters, as well as assistance with the process for requesting professional judgment for financial aid adjustments if the family income situation has changed.

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Despite today’s obstacles, GRASP is available and ready to provide hope and to guide students to the educational paths that will allow them to forge fulfilling lives.

Although the COVID-19 virus has disrupted in-person GRASP services, our FAFSA/financial aid services are available by email (pfeyerabend@ and by phone (804) 527- 7741. For students who have already worked with a GRASP advisor this academic year, invitations are being sent to participate in a texting option for assistance.