FAFSA Day

September 23, 2016 4:07 pm

Save the Date for FAFSA Day

The main date will beSunday, November 6th at 1pm at UMass-Lowell. Registration and information on what is required to bring with you is listed below.

Address: 

UMass Lowell

O’ Leary Library Rooms 222, 200a, and 200b
61 Wilder Street
Lowell (UMass Lowell), MA 01854

 

WHAT IS FAFSA DAY MASSACHUSETTS?

FAFSA Day Massachusetts, a College Goal SundayProgram, is a non-profit, volunteer-driven program providing free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

WHAT IS THE FAFSA?

The FAFSA is the federally required form for ALL students seeking federal financial aid for higher education. Students attending college during the 2017-2018 academic year, must complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA, available after October 1, 2016, at www.fafsa.gov, if they are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid.

WHAT IS FINANCIAL AID?

Financial aid consists of grants, scholarships, loans and Federal Work-Study.

Grants and scholarships are free money that does not need to be repaid. Loans are money borrowed by the student to help cover education expenses and they need to be repaid – often with interest.

Student loans awarded to FAFSA applicants typically have lower interest rates, better repayment terms and more favorable borrower options than private student or parent loans.

Federal Work-Study is a federally subsidized program that provides opportunities for employment in order to help with educational expenses. Federal Work-Study is not deducted from the bill and students are required to find their own employment.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Students and parents should EACH bring the following. Students born before January 1, 1994 do not need to bring parental information.

  • FSA ID (please sign up and bring both your Student FSA ID and Parent FSA ID, available at fsaid.ed.gov)
  • Social Security Number
  • Driver’s License number
  • 2015 Federal Tax Return
  • 2015 W-2 or year-end pay stub
  • 2015 untaxed income records
  • 2015 business and investment records
  • Bank statement(s)
  • Alien Registration Card (if not a U.S. Citizen)

DO STUDENTS NEED TO REGISTER?

Yes! In order to provide the best possible services to attendees, students are strongly encouraged, but are not required, to register by clicking the Register Now link on all fafsaday.org pages.

Danny Barr
Director of College Counseling