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FAFSA Help Night

To prepare for meeting please read through list and have documents and complete requirements BEFORE Zoom meeting.

Nov 24 Free FAFSA Workshop @ 6PM Join the Zoom Meeting  CLICK HERE @ 6PM on Nov 24th

Meeting ID: 837 3321 6280
Passcode: wc9Pzw

If you have any questions please contact Andrea Spires at [email protected]

The FAFSA opens Oct 1st! The FAFSA is a form completed to determine what money can be given to help you pay for college! Parents, if you are struggling to complete the FAFSA, please use this opportunity to work with experts to help you complete all the parts of the FAFSA.

To complete the FAFSA, you will need:

1)  Both student and parent each need a FSA ID 
  • Go to fsaid.ed.gov to create a FSA ID 
  • Parent and student must use separate emails to set-up
  • Double check all personal info during set-up
2) Begin FAFSA by going to Fafsa.gov
3) Enter Student FSA ID and password or student information 
4) Select 2020-2021
5) Create a Save key- temporary password that allows you and your parents to go back and forth between each other’s information 
6) Enter Student Demographics: 
  1. Make sure you enter the student name exactly as it is on the social security card  
  2. Double check all personal info - You do not need to enter Driver’s License #
7) Male Students: If you’re 18 then you’ve registered with selective service. If not, choose “Yes” to register.
8) What will your grade level be? Never attended college (even if you received college credit in HS
9) Work Study: Choose “Yes” you’re interested. On campus work which pays!
10) School Selection: Add up to 10 schools you are considering
11) Dependency Status:  Almost all students are dependent
12) Parent Demographics:  Enter Parent information - Who is my FAFSA parent? CLICK HERE to view chart on determining your "parent"
13) Use IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically link to the IRS to automatically enter tax return information 
     14) Non Reportable Assets:
  1. Pension/401k retirement savings (Balance)
  2. Net value of your home that you live in
  3. Life insurance policies 
  4. Social Security benefits
     15) Reportable Assets:
  1. Contributions to 401k
  2. Cash & Bank Accounts: Use low average 
  3. Brokerage accounts, CD’s, stocks and bonds, mutual funds, money market accounts
  4. 529 plans or prepaid tuition plans 
16) Student Income Info:  If student didn’t work then choose will not file/not going to file taxes
17)  Sign and Submit- Student & Parent will sign with FSA ID

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