“FAFSA Saturday” to teach college-bound students how to pay for school

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Affording the high cost of tuition and other university fees may seem overwhelming for college-bound students and their families, but options exist to help offset educational expenses.


To provide guidance and advice on the resources available to fund a college education,  SC State University 1890 Research & Extension will host “FAFSA Saturday.”  The one-day workshop will be held on Feb. 5 from 11 a.m.  – 1 p.m. in the new Miller F. Whittaker Library SMART Classroom located on the SC State campus. The workshop is open to all high school seniors, regardless of the university they wish to attend.


SC State Financial Aid Counselors will conduct the workshop and specifically discuss the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the federal financial assistance program that helps college students and their parents supplement college costs. The counselors will also help participants complete and electronically submit the FAFSA while using the amenities in the newly renovated and high-tech SMART Classroom, which has an over 30-station computer lab including a handicap-accessible computer unit.


To complete and submit the FAFSA, attendees should bring the following items:

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Social Security Number

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Driver’s License (if you have one)

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Alien Registration Card (for students who are not a U.S. citizen)

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2010 W-2 forms and other records of money earned in 2010

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Student’s (and spouse’s if married) 2010 Federal Income Tax Return to include all schedules (C, D, E and F) – IRS form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040 Telefile, foreign tax return, or tax return from any U.S. territories

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Parents’ 2010 Federal Income Tax Return with all W-2s (for dependent students) to include all schedules (C, D, E and F).

 


For more information on “FAFSA Saturday” or to register (registration is required), contact Demovia Gooden, administrative coordinator, at (803) 533-3673 or dgooden2@scsu.edu.