Financial Aid staff will offer free help to college-bound students filling out
their Free Application for Federal Student Aid at workshops planned in February
in Bradford and Warren.
Help is available to students regardless of the school they
will be attending.
out the FAFSA is the first step in securing financial assistance at most
colleges and universities.
Financial aid professionals will be available from 6 to 8
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Warren County Career Center, 347 E. 5th
Pitt-Bradford will host the other FASFA completion session,
which will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb.
21, in Room 158 of the Sport and Fitness Center.
Registration is required for the session being held in
Warren. To register, call John Bonavita at (814)726-1260.
Registration is not required for the FAFSA completion
workshops being held at Pitt-Bradford.
“We encourage all students whowill need financial
assistance to attend college to complete the FAFSA early,” said Melissa Ibañez,
director of financial aid at Pitt-Bradford. “This workshop is open to the
public and will help achieve that goal.”
The FAFSA has specific guidelines for determining whether a
student is considered a parent’s dependent. In general, for traditional
students under the age of 24, copies of both student and parent tax information
is needed to complete the FAFSA, and a parent or guardian should attend.
Students older than 24 should bring copies of their own tax information
Tax information includes 2012 Federal Income Tax Returns,
all W-2 forms, and any other income or benefit documents. Attendees who have
not yet completed their tax returns should bring all 2012 W-2 forms and any
other income or benefit documents and 2011 Federal Income Tax Returns and W-2
forms so that accurate estimations can be made.
Finally, students and/or families should bring social
security numbers and birthdates along with asset information for both student
and parents and a driver’s license number for the student.
The primary goal of the FAFSA completion workshop is to
ensure that students accurately complete the first step in applying for
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