FAFSA Completion Workshops

FAFSA Completion Workshops
Posted on 09/09/2019
FAFSA Completion Workshops

OCTOBER 1 / 5:30-7:30 PM
OCTOBER 15 / 5:30-7:30 PM

The Comstock College and Career Academy has 2 scheduled FAFSA completion workshops this year. FAFSA completion workshops are when students and their parents bring in the necessary paperwork, and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with help from the CCA and local financial aid representatives. This is an attempt to increase the number of completed FAFSAs, and to have the help and support necessary to make the submission easier.

Why do we do this? 
Each year high school students across America miss out on millions of free financial aid dollars, and Comstock's CCA does everything it can to ensure CHS seniors receive all they are eligible for! As the cost of college has continuously risen, the CCA aims to combat this barrier for our students' post secondary aspirations, and the FAFSA is a huge step! Last year the class of 2019 took this first step, and eventually accepted $1.6 million dollars in free financial aid for college. Our hope is the class of 2020 passes that mark!

Who should be doing this? 
All CHS seniors! No matter what your plan is, the FAFSA is important in gauging what options you'll have after high school. Many outside scholarships will require a FAFSA is on file before they award students. FAFSA is also mandatory to remain eligible for grants, like the Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)! During this time, Mr Cotter will also be available for any other post secondary related question.

When should people do this? 
The FAFSA officially opens up October 1st every year, and we are ready to jump on it early. Come get the FAFSA done the very first possible day, and get it out of the way! If not, we will also be available October 15th. If these dates don't work, reach out to Mr Cotter at cotterj@comstockps.org.

To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, you will need:

  • Your Social Security number
  • Your Alien Registration number (if you aren’t a U.S. citizen)
  • Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA form using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
  • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
  • Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
  • An FSA ID so you can electronically sign the FAFSA form.

If you’re a dependent student, then you’ll also need most of the above information for your parent(s).

Even if you don't have all the items on the checklist, please attend anyway! We're going to help make this process easier for you!
Download Apps
Want to fill out the FAFSA form directly from your phone? There's an app for that! Download the myStudentAid mobile app on the Apple Store (iOS)  or Google Play Store (Android)

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