Financial Aid Events

Hosted at local high schools or on campus

Need help paying for college?

If you are a current student, a senior in High School, or a parent looking for more info on how to cover the cost of attending college the (FAFSA) Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a great place to start!

FAFSA is completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for federal, state and need-based institutional aid.  Each year, over 13 millions students who file the FAFSA get more than $120 billion in grants, work-study, and low-interest loans from the U.S. Department of Education.

It’s a New Year and a New FAFSA!  There are Big Changes to the 2024-25 FAFSA

Locations & Dates

The Student Financial Assistance office is hosting several on-campus workshops in January for current students to complete their 24-25 FAFSA.

  • Thursday, January 18, 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Toomey Hall, Room 251
  • Saturday, January 20, 1:00 - 4:00 pm, Toomey Hall, Room 251
    • High-School Seniors Welcome!
  • Wednesday, January 24, 9:00 am -1:00 & 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Physics Building, Room 128
  • Tuesday, January 30, 4:00 to 6:00 pm, Physics Building, Room 128
  • Wednesday, January 31, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, McNutt Hall, Room 114
  • Wednesday, February 7, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, McNutt Hall, Room 114
  • Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, McNutt Hall, Room 114

How to Prepare and What to Bring With You

Join us at one of the New Year, New FAFSA workshops listed above and bring or prepare the following.  (Having this information ahead of time can help to avoid delays.)

Create your FSA ID:

  • Parents and students both are encouraged to create their FSA ID before hand: The FSA ID is the username and password used on federal student aid websites to complete the FAFSA and it can take up to 3 days after creation before it can be used on the FAFSA.
  • The FSA ID is your username and password to log in to, and participate with, federal student aid sites and forms. It is very important that each contributor saves their FSA ID for future use. (You can use our FSA ID Worksheet.)

Determine who your “Contributors” are on the FAFSA:

  • Contributors are people who need to complete information on the FAFSA. 
  • Contributors provide consent and approval to have their federal tax information transferred directly from the IRS into the FAFSA, then sign it.
  • Contributors could be…
    • You (the student)
    • Biological or adoptive parent
    • Parent’s spouse (a stepparent)
    • Student’s spouse

For each of your contributors, you will need:

    • Name
    • Social Security Number (SSN)
    • Date of birth
    • Email address
  • Each contributor must provide consent on the FAFSA to allow their tax info to be automatically shared from the IRS.
    • If a contributor refuses to provide consent, you will be ineligible for need-based financial aid programs.
  • Other helpful documents contributors might want to gather to ensure accuracy:
    • Tax returns
    • Records of child support received.
    • Current balances of savings and checking accounts
    • Net worth of investments
    • Net worth of businesses and farms