Register to attend 2016-17 FAFSA training
By Beth Ziehmer
Attend Mapping Your Future's 2016-17 FAFSA training for financial aid professionals and others helping students complete the FAFSA. Check the site for when training will be held next.
All students planning to attend either a community college or fouryear college must complete the FASFA in order to be eligible for anymoney from the federal government or from the college your student isapplying to. The money from the college is first come, first serve soyou need to fill out the FASFA and send it in as quickly as possible after January 1, 2016.You can fill out the FASFA yourself by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov andthis is a FREE website. If you go to fasfa.com this website will chargeyou to complete the form.
Be sure to have your 2015 tax information. If you have completed the student and parent federal tax returns for 2015 in early February, you may be able to transfer your tax-form data from the IRS directly into the electronic FAFSA. If your 2015 federal tax returns are not yet completed, bring copies of your 2014 W-2s and other tax-related documents and estimate your taxes. Using estimated tax information will require a FAFSA correction after completing your tax return.
Each student AND one parent must have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the Department of Education in order to file the FAFSA. Go to www.pin.ed.gov to apply for a PIN before FAFSA Day.
It will be helpful (though not required) for you to complete as much of the FAFSA on the Web
Worksheet as possible at www.fafsa.ed.gov and bring it with you on FAFSA Day. Don’t worry if you don’t know all the answers to the worksheet questions; the FAFSA volunteers can assist. We look forward to helping you file your FAFSA on February 27th!
Common FAFSA Mistakes
Common FAFSA Mistakes Click the link to see common mistakes made when filling out the FAFSA forms!
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