FAFSA Presentation

 

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Completion

As of October 1, 2020, seniors can begin filling out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  This is required by all colleges to attend.  We will not be doing our usual evening parent meeting with GRCC this year, because they are not doing in-person meetings this year.  GRCC will however have staff available to help families complete their FAFSA via phone/virtual appointments or in-person appointments.  Though other colleges also are helping with the FAFSA, we have had a great relationship with GRCC helping with this process.  Click here to schedule an appointment with GRCC.  

 
IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE COMPLETING YOUR FAFSA:
 
  • Completing the FAFSA typically takes approximately one hour. 
  • Important documents you will want to have on hand before meeting with GRCC are:  Social Security #'s (student, parents, step parents), Federal Tax Returns from 2019 (student, parents, step parents) and Benefit and asset information from 2019 (student, parents, step-parents).  
  • Create your FAFSA ID before meeting with GRCC – Login to http://fsaid.ed.gov  
  • The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is helpful document that shows you what documents you need to complete the FAFSA.
  • Again, click here to schedule an appointment with GRCC for help with the FAFSA.

 

Additional topics to be covered:

*  The advantages of applying for financial aid
*  The myths regarding financial aid
*  Walking through the process of filing for the FAFSA
*  How to use all of the online services for federal loans and grants
*  Important tips on how to fill out the forms
*  Michigan programs that are available to all students
*  New highlights on student financial programs
*  What happens after you apply for the FAFSA
*  Explaining the process changes of the FAFSA
 

If you have any questions, please contact jeff.wilson@kentcityschools.org


Federal Student Aid:  Find the Information You Need Online 

Go to https://fafsa.ed.gov to start your FAFSA.  Your first step is establishing your FSA ID.

For online assistance go to https://studentaidhelp.ed.gov

For phone assistance, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243  

 


STUDENT AID DEADLINES Click here

 Notice that there are Federal, State and College Deadlines.

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