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FAFSA Prep Workshop


February 23, 2013

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For all ages

Are you applying for financial aid to attend college and need assistance? This can be a daunting and confusing process! Join us for a free class on how to apply for Federal Student Aid. Registration is required.

Please bring the documents below to the FAFSA workshop.


Get PIN Numbers

        o Get a FAFSA PIN at Students and parents need personal identification numbers (PIN) to complete the FAFSA online. The PIN is a four digit code that is used as an electronic signature. It decreases the processing time and can be used to make corrections, update and get access to the FAFSA renewal in subsequent years.

        o Get a FAFSA PIN for one of your parents (whoever will sign the FAFSA).

If a student is considered dependent, both students and parent(s) need to request PINs. If a student is considered independent only the student needs to request a PIN. Parents without social security numbers will not be able to apply for a PIN. To sign the form, they should print out a signature page, sign it, and send it in the mail.


Collect Documents

        o Social Security Number

        o If not a U.S. citizen bring alien registration number OR permanent residence card

        o Driver’s license (if any)

        o W-2 forms, budget statements, investment records and bank statements

        o Federal Income Tax Return – IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, foreign tax return, or tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Island, tax return forms (2012 if possible, but

you can start with 2011 to submit the FAFSA with estimates).

        o Untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records


*When applying for the 2012-13 school year, using 2012 documents is ideal. In order to meet the priority financial aid filing dates, families may use their 2011 documents to estimate their finances and update their FAFSA as soon as the new documents are ready.


More Info

  • Audience: Adults, Families, Immigrants, Young Adults/Pre GED (16-24 years)