Tuesday, January 20, 2015

TRIO-sponsored FAFSA Workshops start today, Jan. 20 at 2:00 pm

Hello TRIO Achiever,
TRIO-sponsored FAFSA workshops start today in LIB 401 and 402. Stop in anytime between 2:00 and 4:00 pm today and 10:00 am and 12:00 pm tomorrow to complete your FAFSA application. The whole process will take about 30 minutes. Applying now increases your chances of receiving the maximum award.

Kind regards,

                      Therese Hlavin, Director

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Completing FAFSA is mandatory if you're receiving financial aid

Following are a few things to remember about TRIO's FAFSA workshops:

1) If you're receiving financial aid, FAFSA is mandatory, not optional.

2) It will take you about 30 minutes to complete your FAFSA. You are not required to attend the workshop for a full two hours. 

3) You must bring the following documents to complete your FAFSA:

To complete a FAFSA for the 2014-2015 academic year, you will need financial and tax information for 2013.
  • You may need your W-2 forms for the previous year or other records of money earned.
  • You may need your Federal Income Tax Return for the previous year. This may be IRS 1040, 1041A, 1040 EZ, or another form.
  • You may need your parents' Federal Income Tax Return for the previous year if you are a dependent student.
  • You may need your spouse's Federal Income Tax Return for the previous year if you are married.
  • You may need your untaxed income records for the previous year.
  • You may need your current bank statements and investment records.
  • You may need your Social Security Card if you do not know your Social Security Number.
  • You may need your driver's license if you have one.
  • You may need your alien registration or permanent resident card if you are not a citizen of the United States.