The Financial Aid Office offers workshops to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) beginning in February for students and parents who have completed and filed their Federal taxes, or those individuals whom are not required to file taxes according to the IRS. Please Remember the FAFSA application deadline is May 1st.
If you would rather complete the FAFSA application on your own please go to the Resources column to your right, and select Apply for Aid. For you convenience we have provided video tutorials on how to:
Prior to registering you MUST CREATE A FSAID at www.fsaid.ed.gov. The FSAID is a username & password system has replaced the FAFSA PIN in order to better protect you and your families’ identities. According to the Department of Higher Education a dependent student must also have one parent create a FSAID. Dependent students are required to have two separate FSAID’s for both parent and student to electronically sign and submit the application successfully. Read below for more information on whether or not you are considered dependent.
During the workshop, students will complete the FAFSA application online. If you plan on registering for a workshop please read the information provided below to insure you bring the proper documents with you. Please be advised:
If you do not have your FSA ID, and the required documents you will have to reschedule your appointment.
According to the Department Of Higher Education, all FAFSA applicants are considered either “Independent” or “Dependent.” Dependent students are required to include information about their parents on the FAFSA. By answering the questions below, you can get an idea of which category you fit into:
If you answered “No” to all the above questions, you are considered a dependent student and are required to provide your parents’ financial information when completing the FAFSA. If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, then you are considered to be an independent student. You are not required to provide any parental information on your FAFSA. If you are under the age of 24 and answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you may be required to bring in additional documentation.
Gathering the Documents Needed to Apply
The FAFSA asks for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances (for instance, when you filed taxes or what tax form you used), you might need the following information or documents as you fill out the FAFSA:
Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA!)
To reserve a seat to attend a FA Workshop please go to: