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Applying for Financial Aid. FAFSA 101. Your Presenter. Carol L. Handlan Higher Education Access Partner PHEAA 717-514-9038 chandlan @pheaa.org. FAFSA – what is it? F ree A pplication for F ederal S tudent A id.

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Applying for financial aid

Applying for Financial Aid

FAFSA

101


Your presenter

Your Presenter

  • Carol L. Handlan

    Higher Education Access Partner

    PHEAA

    717-514-9038

    [email protected]


Fafsa what is it f ree a pplication for f ederal s tudent a id

FAFSA – what is it?Free Application for Federal Student Aid

FAFSA is the primary means of filing for financial assistance to attend postsecondary school

A Federal formused to determine:

Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Need andEligibility for:

  • Federal programs (Pell Grants, Work-study, Student Loans)

  • State programs(PA State Grant, State Work-Study and other special programs)

  • School programs(Need-based grants and scholarships)

    Must file a FAFSA to be eligible for these programs each year

    a student attends school


Personal identification number pin

Personal Identification Number (PIN)

  • Sign FAFSA electronically

    • Not required, but

      speeds processing

  • Website: www.pin.ed.gov

  • BOTH Student and one Parent sign electronically with PIN

  • Do NOT lose it. Write it down and store in a safe place

  • Do NOT share it with anyone

  • Links for PIN are within the FAFSA form too


Fotw fafsa on the web

FOTW (FAFSA On The Web)

Web Address:

FAFSA.GOV

(be sure of the extension)

NOT: fafsa.com or fafsa.net


Applying for financial aid

www.FAFSA.GOV


Fotw fafsa on the web1

FOTW (FAFSA On The Web)

Why Apply Online?

  • Faster, Easier

  • Detailed Help and Hints

  • Skip Logic

  • Data Integrity Checks

  • IRS Data Retrieval


Fotw login

FOTW - Login

BLUE –

Student Section

LOG IN:

Name and ID


Renewal or new

Renewal or New


Create a password to access your data note your pin is your signature

Create a passwordto access your data(NOTE: your PIN is your signature)


More help information

More help information


Student demographics

Student:Demographics


Answer yes to work study even if you re not sure

Answer “yes” to work-studyeven if you’re not sure


Must list your high school

MUST list your High School


Drop down boxes will help you find your s chool

Drop down boxes will help you find your school


Next post secondary school selection add up to 10 schools

NEXT:Post Secondary School SelectionAdd up to 10 schools


Drop down box helps you find your post s econdary s chool

Drop down box helps you find your Post Secondary School


Selected schools

Selected Schools


Housing selection off campus or dorm

Housing selection:Off Campus or Dorm?


Dependent or independent status questions

Dependent or IndependentStatusquestions


Based on answers status and next steps note most high school students are dependent

Based on answers = Status and next stepsNote:Most high school students are dependent


Purple parent s section

Purple:Parent(s)Section


Filed taxes yet will file ok to estimate income tax information

Filed taxes yet?Will file:OK to estimate income tax information


After filing taxes return to fafsa gov and use irs data retrieval tool

After filing taxes – RETURN to FAFSA.gov and use IRS Data Retrieval Tool


Keep going

Keep going


Student tax info too same questions including use of the irs data retrieval tool

Student tax info too….Same questions, includinguse of theIRS Data Retrieval Tool


Data integrity identifies errors before you submit

Data Integrity: Identifies errors before you submit!


Sign with y our pin www pin ed gov student and parent

Sign with your PIN:(www.pin.ed.gov)Student and Parent


Acknowledges pin signature

Acknowledges PIN signature…


Parent s pin

Parent’s PIN

Privacy agreements:


Pin errors will be addressed

PIN errors will be addressed


Applying for financial aid

Congratulations!You submitted your FAFSA!Parents with Second student? start hereEFC and Estimated Eligibility


If taxes were estimated don t forget to use irs data retrieval tool after filing

(confirmation page continued…

If taxes were estimated, don’t forget to use IRS Data Retrieval Tool after filing.


F afsa o n t he w eb

FAFSA On The Web

IRS Data Retrieval

Tool


Irs data retrieval tool

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

  • While completing FOTW, applicant may submit real-time request to IRS for tax data

    • “Already Filed” status

  • IRS will authenticate taxpayer’s identity

  • If match found, IRS sends real-time results to applicant in new window

  • Applicant chooses whether or not to transfer data to FOTW


Irs data retrieval tool1

IRS Data Retrieval Tool

  • 2013-2014 FAFSA on the Web will include logic to determine if the student and/or parent(s) is eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

  • Students and parents who were eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool but didn’t, will receive an e-mail notification encouraging them to return to FAFSA on the Web and use the tool

  • If estimated income used, can go back once taxes are filed and use IRS Data Retrieval Tool


Drt parent section financial information

DRT:Parent Section, Financial Information


Drt student section financial information

DRT:Student Section,Financial Information


F afsa o n t he w eb1

FAFSA On The Web

PA State Grant Interface


Two apps in one process

Two Apps in One Process

Take advantage of the opportunity to file your

FAFSA and your PA State Grant application

in one online session!


Apply for your pa state grant from the fafsa confirmation page

Apply for your PA State Grant from the FAFSA Confirmation Page

TRANSFERS FOTW data to the State Grant Application

Optional Feature – Start your State Application – Click HERE if you want to apply for Pennsylvania State based financial aid


Online pa state grant application

Online PA State Grant Application

Additional questions needed to determine PA State Grant eligibility

  • enrollment status (full time/part time)

  • value of PA 529 College Savings Program

  • program of study for students in vocational programs

  • employment status

    Link off the FAFSA Application CONFIRMATION Page

  • Moves you right to the PA State Grant Application

    Missed the link or it wasn’t available?

    • An email is sent to student/parent from PHEAA with a Link to the form

      OR

    • Go to PHEAA.org, State Grant Program and Complete the form via Account Access

  • Help screens are available for all questions


  • Pa state grant online form

    PA State Grant Online Form

    OR


    On line state grant application

    On-Line State Grant Application

    Note: AES is a servicing division of PHEAA – you are in the right place!

    Just follow the prompts…


    All done after mailing

    All Done….. After mailing!

    Print & Mail

    You MUST print, sign and mail in the Grant Confirmation Page


    Check your status

    Check your status

    • Students will be able to view their status on Account Access

      • At PHEAA.org, about three days after completing the FOTW

    • Establish a personal account at PHEAA.org

    • Check emails regularly for any updates


    Fafsa 101

    FAFSA 101

    Final Thoughts


    Fotw summary

    FOTW - Summary

    • Get your PIN: www.pin.ed.gov

    • File FAFSA for 2013-14 at FAFSA.GOV

      • Use the IRS Data Retrieval tool after filing taxes

    • Do your FAFSA and PA State Grant application at the same time

    • Meet your school’s DEADLINES

      • State Grant Deadline for FAFSA, May 1, 2013

      • School deadlines may be earlier!


    Resources

    Resources

    • PHEAA.org

    • EducationPlanner.org

    • YouCanDealWithIt.com

    • Myfedloan.org

    • PHEAA toll free: 1-800-692-7392

    • Federal Student Aid Info Center – 1-800-433-3243

    • www.fafsa.gov

    • www.studentaid.gov – general financial aid info

    • www.studentloans.gov – information on federal loans


    Contact information

    Contact Information

    • Carol L. Handlan

      Higher Education Access Partner

      717-514-9038

      [email protected]


    Questions

    QUESTIONS?


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