Schools in Lynchburg are taking part in a national effort to help students pay for college.
The school system is one of 87 across the country that's been chosen for a FAFSA pilot project.
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students need to fill out the form to be eligible for certain grants, scholarships, and low interest loans.
School leaders want every high school senior in Lynchburg to fill out the FAFSA form this year.
"The FAFSA is the key that unlocks the door to post secondary education," said Maggie Davis, a guidance counselor and director of the Beacon of Hope Future Center at Heritage High School. "(FAFSA) is relevant for every single student, no matter what your economic status is."
Financial aid counselors will be at Heritage High School Tuesday night at 7 p.m. to answer questions. If you can't make it out, a similar event will be held at E.C. Glass High School December 4th at 7 p.m.