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Financial Security for All Webinar: AL FAST (FAFSA Application Survival Tool kit)


This presentation explains how a postsecondary financial aid curriculum (FAST: FAFSA Application Survival Toolkit) raises awareness, supports, and empowers students, parents, guardians, and counselors to consider completing a FAFSA application.

Presented by Portia Johnson, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist with a joint appointment with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Department of Consumer and Design Sciences at Auburn University. As the Financial Management & Workforce Develop Extension Specialist, her extension programming includes adult and youth financial literacy, household money management, career preparedness and soft skills workforce development, household disaster preparedness, and financial aid decision-making.

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This technology is supported in part by New Technologies for Ag Extension (funding opportunity no. USDA-NIFA-OP-010186), grant no. 2023-41595-41325 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or the Extension Foundation. For more information, please visit You can view the terms of useat

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