On Saturday, Jan. 19, Millington Central High School will host College Goal Saturday, a free financial aid event for parents and seniors.
College Goal Saturday, which will take place from 9 a.m.- noon, provides seniors and their parents with an opportunity to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the assistance of trained and knowledgeable financial aid professionals from local colleges, universities, and technology/trade schools. The best part about this is that these services are being offered FREE of charge. And it’s open to the public, not just MCHS students.
The event will begin in Room 300 with a brief talk about the FAFSA followed by a Q & A session, and then the parents will move to the computer lab in Room 400 where they can begin working on the application. Financial aid counselors will be present to provide assistance with completing the application and answer questions.
Documents needed to complete the FAFSA:
You will need records of income earned in the year prior to when you will start school. You will also need records of your parent’s income information if you are a dependent student.
For the 2013-2014 school year, you will need financial information from 2012. You will need to refer to:
* Your Social Security Number
* Your driver’s license
* Your 2012 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
* Your (and your spouse’s, if you are married) 2012 Federal Income Tax Return.
* Your Parents’ 2012 Federal Income Tax Return (if you are a dependent student)
* Your 2012 untaxed income records
* Veterans’ non-education benefit records
* Child support received
* Worker’s compensation
* Your current bank statements
* Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
* Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
To organize your information, print and complete a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before you begin entering your information online. This form is available at www.fafsa.gov.
*Please note that you can estimate your income based on last year’s tax return if you have not yet received your W-2 or filed your 2012 tax return. Estimating will allow you to complete the FAFSA sooner and increase your chances of getting any available grant money before the state funds are depleted.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or at 873-8100 ext. 250.