When I think of financial aid and getting excited, the two never intersect. Excitement brings thoughts of something to look forward to that is going to be a lot of fun. Financial aid conjures piles of paperwork that must be completed by a deadline that is impossible to meet. In steps FAFSA Frenzy Day workshops across the state to assist students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the Tuesday, January 17, 2017 deadline. If your child is a senior in high school, already attending college or plans to return to college in the fall, attending FAFSA Frenzy Day is a step in the right direction.
Tuesday, January 17, is the last day to submit the FAFSA application to receive financial aid for the 2017-2018 school year. Completing the application is also a requirement for students who applied for the TN Promise scholarship. You must complete the application to remain eligible for the scholarship.
During the event, students will have access to computers for submitting the online application as well as receive on-site assistance with questions they may have regarding completing the application. The application process takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Suggested items to bring to the event to make completing the application easier are the following:
- 2015 Federal Tax Return
- Social Security Number(s)
- Driver’s License (if any)
- 2015 W‐2 Forms
- 2015 untaxed income records, such as child support received and veterans non‐education benefits
- Current information on checking and savings account balances; stock, bond, and other investments; and business and farm assets
- If you are not a U.S. citizen, bring your alien registration card
- Student’s FSA ID (apply for your FSA ID)
- Parent’s FSA ID (apply for your FSA ID)
Students are not required to attend a workshop, but they are made available to students and parents who may be unfamiliar with the FAFSA and the opportunities it offers students. The workshops are free and you do not have to be a current or prospective student of the college or university where you attend the workshop. You may also complete the FAFSA application online at home by visiting the website.
FAFSA Frenzy! Locations
Northeast State Community College, 2425 Hwy 75, Blountville, 37617
Tuesday, January 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Call (423) 323-0252 for more information.
Jackson State Community College, Student Center, 2046 North Parkway, Jackson 38301
Tuesday, January 10, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Wednesday, January 11, at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursday, January 12, at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Call Lori Thorne at (731) 425-2605 or e-mail for more information.
Kenwood High School, 251 East Pine Mountain Road, Clarksville, 37042
Monday, January 9, 2017, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Call (931) 905-7900 or more information.
The official TN FAFSA Frenzy Day is Thursday, January 12, at public high schools and participating colleges across the state. Contact your local public school to see if they will allow homeschoolers to participate in the event on the school campus.
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