02/17/11 In anticipation of Indiana’s March 10th deadline, Ancilla College will offer a free one-on-one workshop at Knox High School on Thursday, Feb. 17 for people looking to file their 2011-2012 FAFSA applications.
Filling out the FAFSA (Free Applications for Federal Student Aid) is a vital step for college students to complete in order to be considered for financial aid. The FAFSA not only enables students to be considered for federal, state and institutional grants, but is also necessary for those looking to take out a Stafford or Parent PLUS Loan for the 2011-2012 academic year.
The workshop will be held in Room B120 at Knox High School and will run from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST.
Those who need federal PIN numbers can also apply for one at the workshops. PIN numbers allow the student and parent to sign the FAFSA electronically and also allows them to sign the promissory notes for loans.
Students who plan to attend should bring the following items with them: social security number; driver’s license; and 2010 W-2/tax Forms and other records of money earned. Students still dependent on their parents should also come equipped with the following items belonging to their parents: parents’ social security numbers; parents’ 2010 Federal Income Tax return; and parents’ 2010 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned, as well as asset, investment, and business information.
According to Kathy Mills, Director of Financial Aid at Ancilla College, a student who files on time may be eligible for as much as 50-60% of tuition allowance through grants from the state of Indiana.
She also stressed that students will want to check with their colleges of interest to find out if any of the schools have an earlier deadline for filing the FAFSA than Indiana’s March 10 deadline.
Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.