High school seniors and their parents who are planning on going to college can attend a FAFSA Completion Night at Mt. Pleasant Community High School on Thursday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. Southeastern Community College (SCC) also will offer free assistance at its FAFSA Ready Iowa event on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the West Burlington and Keokuk campuses from 3 to 6 p.m.
To get help with applying for the Federal student aid, bring a laptop, your social security number, driver?s license number and date of birth; most recent federal and state tax returns; W-2 forms or other records of income earned last year; current bank statements and investment records, records of untaxed income received last year; business and farm records; and immigrant registration numbers (if not a U.S. citizen).
A representative from SCC will be on hand to provide information and answer questions and help complete the FAFSA process.
Students and parents may register in advance at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ for a FSA ID to electronically sign the forms and make future changes.
?This is great for anyone who isn?t sure how to complete the FAFSA,? said Renae Armentrout, SCC Financial Aid Director. ?It?s especially helpful for students and families who are confused by the complexities of the college financial aid process or who are the first members of their families to attend college.?
The event is free and open to students of any age or income, regardless of which college they plan to attend.
Armentrout recommends that students bring at least one parent or guardian. Most traditional college-age students are required to include their parent?s information on their FAFSA, so it?s important that both the student and at least one parent attend.
FAFSA Ready Iowa is part of the national Fund Your Future FAFSA awareness campaign. The program is organized and run by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) and is funded through grants from Prairie Meadows, the Riverboat Development Authority, and Black Hawk County Community Foundation.