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

Saturday, February 23, 2013


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 Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 from 1 p.m.  to 3 p.m. in the Miller F. Whittaker Library’s SMART Classroom located on the campus of SC State. 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 of the high-tech SMART Classroom, which has a 30-plus station computer lab and a handicap-accessible computer unit.


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


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Personal Identification Number (PIN) from the U.S. Department of Education.  Each student AND one parent should obtain a PIN.  Visit www.pin.ed.gov  to apply for a PIN.

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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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Parents’ 2012 Federal Income Tax Return with all W-2s (for dependent students) to include all schedules (C, D, E and F).



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Student’s (and spouse’s, if married) 2012 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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2012 W-2 forms and other records of money earned in 2012



For more information on “FAFSA Saturday” or to register (registration is required), contact Candyce Brown, extension assistant, at (803) 533-3673 or cbrow135@scsu.edu.