Upcoming final FAFSA workshop–February 24, 2016 5:30pm-7:00pm
Seniors and parents–If your student has applied to a four year college and you would like to receive any money for college (financial aid, grants, Cal Grant,etc.), you must file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
Why file the FAFSA?
- Colleges require that the FAFSA is filed by mid February and for the Cal Grant it must be filed no later than March 1, 2016.
- The earlier you file, the higher your chances of getting the most amount of financial aid and assistance.
- Even if you think that you don’t qualify for financial assistance, many colleges will not grant ‘merit’ or ‘academic’ scholarship money until they know that you do not qualify for need based financial aid.
What to bring to the workshop:
Information needed for both Students and parents:
-Driver’s license (student and parent)
-Social Security card number if you have one (for student and parent)
-Alien registration number, if you have one
-Student 2015 income information
-Parent 2015 income information
-Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) – Students or your parents’
-Student tax and parent tax information; previous year taxes are okay for now if you don’t have 2015 tax information
-2015 bank statements
-Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
-List of colleges you have applied to and/or will complete applications to apply
What to expect from the workshop:
Computer access to apply for and complete the FAFSA form for financial aid
Assistance completing FAFSA and Dream Act financial aid applications (a representative from El Camino College financial aid office will be there to assist and answer any questions)
Assistance for both Spanish speaking and English speaking parents
Final Date: February 24, 2016