SENIORS . . . FREE MONEY FOR COLLEGE!
That’s right. If you are a high school senior and are planning on attending college this fall, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application is a must.
By completing the FAFSA Application, you can make yourself eligible for Cal Grants, Pell Grants, Work Study and subsidized student loans. And beginning this year, the Middle Class Scholarship is being fully funded and will reduce your CSU and UC tuition costs by 40% if your family’s adjusted gross income is below $162,500!
There is no guarantee that you will earn FREE MONEY if you complete the FAFSA . . . but there is a 100% guarantee that you WON’T receive any free grant money if you DON’T complete the FAFSA. And many merit-based scholarships now mandate that a FAFSA Application be on file to be considered for their awards as well.
RIO & Beyond is hosting a FAFSA Workshop on February 15th from 6-8 p.m. in the Library. There will be a host of counselors and financial aid experts there to help you complete this application.
You are encouraged to bring your lap tops to this event because we only have access to about 15 computers. You will also need to bring the following information:
Your social security numbers (student’s and at least one parent’s).
Your completed income tax returns from 2016 (both student’s and parent (‘s).
Records of your untaxed income.
Records of your cash, savings, and checking account balances, including stocks and bonds that aren’t part of a qualified retirement plan.
You will also need to create a Federal Student Aid Identification Number (FSA ID) for both the student and at least one parent. These FSA ID’s are used for you to electronically sign your FAFSA Application. You can complete this at the workshop but our encouraged to create one beforehand. Visit fafsa.ed.gov to find information on how to create your FSA ID number and to read more about how the FAFSA Application can help you finance your college investment.
For more information, please contact Joe Gomes at email@example.com
The RIO & Beyond Team