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Important Information on FAFSA

Important Notice for Seniors 2018

 

Any senior planning to receive any type of financial assistance (scholarships, grants, loans, work study, etc.) must complete the 2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is also your application for TOPS and Pell Grants. Amounts for all forms of financial assistance will be determined based on information provided in this application. FAILURE TO COMPLETE A FAFSA APPLICATION WILL RESULT IN YOU NOT GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL!!!

 

There are two ways to apply:

 

  1. Students are encouraged to apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you would like to complete the application in paper before submitting it online, a paper version that corresponds to the online application, the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet, can be ordered from www.FSAPubs.orgor downloaded in PDF from www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov/worksheet.
  2. Complete the paper version of FAFSA and mail it to the application office. (This paper version is not the same as the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet mentioned above.) The paper version of FAFSA can be downloaded at www.FederalStudentAid.ed.gov, or it can be requested by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4-FED-AID.

 

The following information must be available to complete the FAFSA:

  • Student and parent Social Security Numbers
  • Student driver’s license number
  • Federal tax information or tax returns for student and parents
  • Records of untaxed income, such as Social Security benefits, welfare benefits, and veterans benefits for student and parents
  • Information on savings, investments, and business and farm assets for student and parents

 

Warning! Be wary of organizations that charge a fee to submit your application.

                    THIS IS A FREE SERVICE.