Balancing an education with student debt can be daunting for some families. One way to get help is by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
FAFSA forms are required by nearly all colleges and universities across the country, and are used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal, state, and college-sponsored aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. In order to be considered for most forms of financial aid, students must submit a new form form each year.
“FAFSA forms are very important, but they can be confusing — especially for students and parents who have never filled one out before,” explains Christine Saadi, director of Student Financial Planning. Each year, errors and omissions on FAFSA forms cost a large number of students thousands of dollars in financial aid.
So Saadi and Alvernia's Office of Student Financial Planning are planning to help anyone completing FAFSA forms — during an open event on Saturday, Feb. 16.
“Financial planners will review the 2013-2014 FAFSA from start to finish and answer any questions along the way," says Saadi. "People can bring their 2012 tax information or W2s, and complete their FAFSA forms while they're here.” Computers will be available during the event, and staff will assist filers through the process.
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013
Bernardine Hall Lobby
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
This event is open to the public.