FAFSA Completion WorkshopBy Megan-Lynnette Rollins | February 27th, 2014 | Category: Uncategorized | No Comments »
Scholarships and grants play a huge part in being able to pay for college tuition and it is imperative that students keep up with deadlines for scholarship eligibility. This Thursday, February 27, 2014 there will be a FAFSA completion workshop hosted by the GSC Financial Aid Office in the Robert F. Kidd Library from 4p.m. to 6p.m. Students and their families can receive free and confidential help in completing the FAFSA by attending.
In order to be considered for a variety of financial aid programs, including state and federal grants, scholarships and loans—including: the West Virginia Promise Scholarship, the Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship and the Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship—Students must complete the FAFSA and all respective application forms by March 1.
What kind of information should students and parents bring to the workshop?*
- Your driver’s license (if you have one)
- Your Social Security number
- Your parents’ (or guardians’) Social Security number(s)
- Current tax records including W-2 forms and filed tax returns for:
- Your spouse (if you are married)
- Your 2013 Tax Return (If current tax records are not available, please bring your previous year’s records—but note, you will have to edit your FAFSA again later if you use information from the previous year).
- Your current untaxed income records, including:
- Child Support
- Worker’s Compensation
- Untaxed Portions of Pensions
- Any other untaxed income you may have received
- Information about your/your parent’s investments and bank account balances
- Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
*Please note that some of this information may not be applicable to all and that all information brought to the workshop will be kept confidential.