THIS IS A MUST DO IF YOUR STUDENT IS GOING TO COLLEGE!
This is an opportunity to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with assistance from financial aid professionals. Many two and four-year colleges and universities throughout the U.S. require or strongly encourage filling out the FAFSA. The information you provide on this form becomes the basis for determining eligibility for federal and state grants, work study programs, some scholarships, and subsidized & unsubsidized student loans.
The first hour of the workshop will be an informational session about financial aid. The second hour, if you bring all the necessary documents, will be used as a work session to complete the FAFSA with help from our representative from OSU.
College is not free. Students are charged tuition, fees, and room & board and must pay for books and supplies. The total cost to attend college is referred to as the cost of education or the student budget. While it is understood that paying for college can be a significant burden, it is the student’s responsibility to ensure that college costs are paid.
Financial aid is help to pay for college!
Bring all of the following documents which pertain to you, your spouse and/or your parents for the FAFSA Completion session:
What Information/Documents Will I Need to Complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA?
• FSA IDs – Both the student and one parent each need to create their own unique Federal Student Aid (FSA) username and password at www.fsaid.ed.gov at least three days prior to completing the FAFSA. – Please do this before you come to the meeting if you plan to fill the FAFSA out during the meeting.
• 2021 Student and Parent Federal Tax Returns (if they were filed)
• 2021 Student and Parent W2s (unless self-employed)
• A listing of any other types of untaxed income or benefits received in 2021
• Documentation from you and/or your parent’s case worker with the total amount of TANF received for 2021
• Supplemental Social Security Disability received in 2021
• The total amount of child support paid and/or received in 2021
• The total amount of Federal Work Study received in 2021 (for current college students)
• Bank statements
• Investment records
• Student and parental Social Security numbers
**There may be other nights taking place at the home schools as well. If you cannot attend the meeting at TRCC listed above, please contact the guidance office at your home school to see if they are holding a FAFSA night.**
How to finish the FAFSA in 5 Steps: Finishing FAFSA in 5 Steps
Why is FAFSA so important? FAFSAFirst
This is one of the most important events to attend if your
student plans to attend college for the 2023-2024 School Year.
Many colleges and scholarships REQUIRE a completed FAFSA.
This is a must for grants, work study programs, federal loans and scholarships.