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FAFSA

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Transcript of FAFSA

What to bring....
Additional Details..
Everything you need to know about FAFSA
What should I
know about FAFSA...

You only apply to college once, you must apply for federal financial aid every year.

It is not a scholarship application. It is the federal application that can qualify you for a specific federal financial assistance for college.

You, the student, must be a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Refugee/Asylum to be eligible for federal aid. Parent does not need to be.
•Social Security Numbers & Cards

•Student’s alien registration or permanent resident card (if student is not a US Citizen)

•Birthdates: Month/Day/Year (parent AND student)

•Driver’s license or Colorado ID card (parent AND student; parent’s is not required, student’s is)

•2012 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned last year (parent AND student, if applicable)

•Student’s 2012 Federal Income Tax Return (if applicable)

•Parents’ 2012 Federal Income Tax Return (if you have not filed taxes yet, bring 2011 tax forms)

•2012 untaxed income records (if applicable)
Social Security benefits statement
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Veterans benefits records

•Date and Year Parents were married and/or divorced

•Savings and checking account dollar amount (parent AND student, if applicable)

•Business and investment mortgage (not the home in which you and your family live) information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records (if applicable)

•FAFSA PIN numbers (parent AND student, if previously applied for)
Must have/use parent tax information unless:
You have a legal guardian
You have a child that receives half their support from you

Free Tax Prep here at Bruce Randolph in February

File taxes ASAP

IRS Data Match
Federal government needs to verify your/parent income
Using the IRS Tax information through the Data Match system to do so
Once you complete FAFSA you will have to update your information using the IRS Tax Information

Priority deadline for FAFSA is March 1st for most colleges

If your parent does not have a SSN we will use 000-00-0000 for parent SSN
2014-2015
FAFSA
Wednesday,
January 29th
3:30-6:30pm
PIN
www.pin.ed.gov
Student must have
If parent has SSN, must have.
You need:
SSN
First & Last Name (SS Card)
Date of Birth
DO NOT CREATE YOUR OWN
not
fafsa.COM ($79.99)
fafsa.ORG (no app)
WEBSITE
fafsa.ed.gov
Free
Application for
Federal
Student
Aid
Types
of Aid
Need Based
Grants
Work-Study
Student Loans
Merit Based
Institutional or Private Scholarships
EFC
Estimated Family Contribution
The index colleges use to determine your eligibility for F.A.

You are not expected to have this amount in cash but it is an amount that you could expect to contribute for your freshman year.
Special Circumstances
My parents are divorced, whose taxes do I use?
I live with my grandma, and she doesn't file taxes.
I am independent because I'm 18 and I provide for myself and my parents won't help me when I'm in college.
My parents don't file taxes.
My parents refuse to give me their taxes or SSN.
After FAFSA . . .
The process DOES NOT END at FAFSA Night. It is the first step in a process.

You will have to update your FAFSA with
ME
3 WEEKS after you have completed taxes.

Verification from ALL colleges.

Lots of follow up....please keep me in the loop
.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A DSF SCHOLARSHIP, YOU MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Attend a DPS high school for four years prior to graduation.
Graduate from a DPS high school with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
Be eligible to receive federal financial aid.
Complete their DSF Scholarship application within one year of high school graduation.
TO RECEIVE A DSF SCHOLARSHIP:
Apply for 3 Scholarships
Complete the DSF Scholarship Application
Complete the final/updated FAFSA by April 1st
Complete your financial aid file by July 15
Attend a DSF Transition Workshop in May/June 2013
Update your College Choice by July 15
Enroll at least half-time
DSF Scholarship . . .
Institutional
Scholarships.....
DSF Scholarship Money ($446,800) accounted for 44% of the total scholarship money for Class of 2012.
Institutional Scholarship
Money ($496,970) accounted for 48% of the total scholarship money for Class of 2012.
Most institutions have one scholarship application for ALL their scholarships and will match you to the ones you qualify for.

March 1st priority deadline for
most colleges
Private Scholarship
Money ($85,000) accounted for 8% of the total scholarship money for Class of 2012.
Private
Scholarships...
February/March Scholarships are available

Come to the Future Center and look at the scholarship wall
Award letters
verification
verification
verification
FAFSA
US
Dept of Ed.
The Financial Aid Process
Student
SAR
SAR
College
A
College
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College
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