High School Counselor Workshop. Agenda. 8:00 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. On-site check-in/Welcome FAFSA Update and Overview Cal Grant/Cash for College Overview Break/Question Period DREAM Act FA101-The Basics Overview Questions. FAFSA Update & Overview. Agenda.
High School Counselor Workshop
FAFSA Update & Overview
Application & Processing
High schools, libraries or non-profit counseling
Access the PIN Website
Allows the following PIN actions:
A PIN will be issued upon submitting the request.
Note:A PIN will be rejected if there is no Social Security Administration match.
Note: Never ask for or give your PIN to anyone.
EFC- Expected Family Contribution; used to determine eligibility for federal aid
DRN- Data Release Number; used to send SAR to additional schools
FAFSA On The Web (FOTW)
FAFSA Overview: 7-Step Process
Step 1:Is About the Student
Tip: Use the Help & Hints section on each page.
Simple mistakes can delay determining eligibility for aid
Students with a high school diploma and who have never attended college must:
Step 2: School Selection
Step 3: Determines Student’s Dependency Status
“No” to all questions:
Note: childmust be supported financially—more than 50%
Select Yes if at any time since the student turned age 13, he/she was in foster care even if no longer in foster care today due to:
Note: documentation may be required.
Select Yes if the student:
Note:Documentation issued from a court in the student’s state of legal residence may be required.
Select Yes if any time after July 1, 2012, the student meets all three criteria
“Homeless” or “at risk of being homeless”
Step 4: Parent Information Required for Dependent Students
Parents must answer both demographic and financial information to determine
Provide information about the parent andstepparentregardless of:
Note: parent claiming the studenton the tax return need not be the parent required to provide data on the FAFSA
Do not provide parent information for
For upcoming year
Step 5: Student Income and Assets
IRS Data Transfer
Selected students and parents must submit income and asset documentation
Students are askedthe same questionsas parents.
Step 6:Signatures and Certification
Student Sign and Submit
Parent Sign and Submit