NOVEMBER 22nd Medical Lake Library
Have you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) yet? This is an essential component to your student moving on to post-secondary training and education. However, completing the FAFSA can be complicated. If you need help getting started or need questions answered, financial aid expert, Tammy Zibell, will be available at the Medical Lake Library on November 22nd from 6:30-8:00 p.m. She will demonstrate how to navigate the federal financial aid system and laptops will be available after the class for those who want to continue the FAFSA process.
The Medical Lake Library is located at 321 E. Herb St.
1) The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application opens OCTOBER 1st this year!
That means if your student will be attending any post-secondary institutions in 2017, you should fill this out.
The closer you can fill it out to Oct. 1st, the better chance you have of getting aid if you qualify.
Here is the website: https://fafsa.ed.gov/
2) Even if you think your income level will be too high, many institutions
REQUIRE the FAFSA. It never hurts to fill it out, as your circumstances can change.
3) In order to submit the FAFSA, you must first create an "FSA ID." There are no longer pin numbers,
so everyone must create an ID this year. Both student and parent need an FSA ID.
You can go to fsaid.ed.gov to start the process now.
4) If you have questions or get "stuck" on the FAFSA, feel free to call any local institution's financial
aid departments (i.e., SFCC, EWU, Gonzaga, etc.). They should be able to answer general questions
even if you don't intend to apply there. You can also call FAFSA directly at 1-800-4FED-AID
• 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSAhttp://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-things-before-fafsa/
• 7 Steps to Filling Out the FAFSAhttp://blog.ed.gov/2015/12/7-steps-filling-out-fafsa/
• 11 Common FAFSA Mistakeshttp://blog.ed.gov/2016/01/11-common-fafsa-mistakes/ Common Questions about Filing the FAFSAhttp://www.onlinecolleges.net/for-students/fafsa/.
This guide answers the most common questions that students
have about filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Topics include eligibility, special cases, what you need to actually apply, and questions to expect.