New FAFSA Completion WorkshopBy Tara Grieco | March 27th, 2014 | Category: Lead Story, News | No Comments »
Are you still struggling with your FAFSA application form? Would you like help navigating through the maze of other financial aid forms –prior to deadline? Good news! Financial Aid is holding another FAFSA completion workshop. The event will be held in the Robert Kidd Library from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, March 27. There will be door prizes.
While not the only financial aid form, the FAFSA is arguably the most important. The Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) must be submitted in order to be considered for a variety of financial aid programs, including state and federal grants, scholarships, and loans.
April 15 is not only the day your federal and state income tax returns are due, it is also the FAFSA deadline for West Virginia students to be considered for the WV Higher Education Grant. This grant can be worth up to $2600. There is still time to submit the FAFSA to apply for federal grants and loans.
Come prepared. You will need to bring:
- 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 2013 tax returns for:
- Your parents/guardians
- Your spouse (if you are married)
If current tax records are not available, please bring your previous year’s records (but please 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 parents’ investments and bank account balances
- Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
Should you need further information, stop by the Financial Aid office in Louis Bennett Hall or email the staff at email@example.com.