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Seniors: Act Now!

Come to CHS Wednesday, October 12th, between 6:00 and 8:00 PM for a FAFSA workshop. Bring the information with you that is listed below to get the most out of the workshop!

The financial aid process has changed! Beginning this year, seniors need to apply for financial aid beginning October 1, 2016! This is different from past years! Go to this website to start filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): https://fafsa.ed.gov/. You need to complete this process ASAP since funds are on a first come first served basis.

Information you need to complete your FAFSA
Have this information available to complete the process.

  • Social Security Number
  • Records of income, such as income earned from work and business, child support paid or received and any other untaxed income. If you have them, refer to the
    W-2 Forms or Federal Income Tax Return IRS 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ (If you are filling out the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need 2015 income tax information)
  • Information about assets, such as savings, CD's, stock options, bonds, 529 plans, and other college savings programs; and investment real estate, business, and farm
  • Driver's license number, if you have one
  • Dates of birth (month, day, and year)
  • Month and year of marriage, separation, divorce, or other change in marital status
  • Alien registration number, if you (student) are not a US citizen

Additional Information

  • Parental information is required unless you are at least 24 years of age or meet the criteria for filing as an independent student (as described on the FAFSA form)
  • You must report income and assets for yourself and for your parents (if you are a dependent student) or your spouse (if you are married).
  • Use income records that were filed for the year prior to the academic year for which you are applying. For instance, if you are filling out the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need 2015 income tax information.

FAFSA Facts

  • Federal Student Aid: Find the Information You Need Online! View Resources

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Watch out for scams!

Do not fall prey to scams. To avoid scholarship and financial aid scams, visit the Federal Trade Commission's Scholarship Scams Website.