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Bootstraps Application and FAFSA Workshop January 18, 2014. Overview. Bootstraps Application FAFSA Break into groups. Bootstraps in a Nutshell. Founded in 1945 Scholarships and interest-free loans More than $3.1 million awarded to over 1,100 students

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overview
Overview
  • Bootstraps Application
  • FAFSA
  • Break into groups
bootstraps in a nutshell
Bootstraps in a Nutshell
  • Founded in 1945
  • Scholarships and interest-free loans
  • More than $3.1 million awarded to over 1,100 students
  • Between 50 and 60 awards per year totaling approximately $150,000
  • All awards funded by donations
  • Criteria chosen by donors
  • Most awards require financial need
  • All awards require ability to succeed!
  • Awards range from $500 for one year to $22,000 for four years
sample criteria
Sample Criteria
  • Trade school with emphasis on manufacturing
  • Education field
  • Performing Arts
  • Female Athlete
  • Math
  • Visual arts
  • Learning Disability
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Science
  • ROTC recipient
  • Wants to work with children
  • Community Service
  • Good academics
  • Health care
  • Environmental Studies
  • Law Enforcement
the application
The Application
  • Online Application
  • Complete the FAFSA before you

start the application.

  • Due date is February 28th.
  • You may be called for an interview.
  • Notification letters sent by mid-April.
  • Lake House reception May 19th.
application tips
Application Tips
  • Do the FAFSA first!!!!!
  • Print and carefully READ the instructions.
  • Parts A and B must be done in a single computer session or you’ll have to do Part A again.
  • Write your essays in a word document then copy and paste into the application.
dos and don ts
Dos and Don’ts
  • DO
    • Read and follow the directions
    • Ask if you are unsure
    • Get a second opinion
    • Spell check and proofread your essays
    • Follow up with teachers and counselors
    • Answer the question that is being asked
  • DON’T
    • Wait until the last minute to start
    • Assume that your application is complete
    • Let your parents do it for you or ask them to follow up
college goal sunday one on one fafsa assistance
College Goal Sunday (one-on-one FAFSA assistance)

Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 2 PM to 4 PM

www.collegegoalcolorado.org

fafsa priority dates deadlines
FAFSA PRIORITY DATES/DEADLINES

NOTE: BOOTSTRAPS SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 28, 2014

  • EACH college and university sets their own priority date/deadline for FAFSA submission.
  • Make sure to check the date your FAFSA must arrive at the Financial Aid Office of the college(s) you apply to, because…many types of financial aid are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • Common Priority Deadlines in Colorado:
  • March 1st, March 15th, and April 1st.
documents information needed to complete the fafsa
DOCUMENTS/INFORMATION NEEDED TO COMPLETE the FAFSA

STUDENT INFORMATION NEEDED

PARENT INFORMATION NEEDED

  • Social Security Number
  • FAFSA PIN #
  • W-2 Forms & other records
  • of money earned for 2013
  • 2013 Federal Income Tax Return, if filed (2013 IRS form 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) or 2012 return if using for estimate
  • Untaxed Income Records
  • Current checking/savings account statements
  • Investments, stocks, bonds, 529’s
  • Alien Registration Number or Permanent Resident Card
  • Social Security Number (if applicable)
  • Date of Marriage/Separation/Divorce
  • FAFSA PIN #
  • W-2 Forms & other records of money earned for 2013
  • 2013 Federal Income Tax Return, if filed (2013 IRS form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ) or 2012 return if using for estimate
  • Untaxed Income Records
  • Current checking/savings account statements
  • Investment, business or investment farm records, stocks, bonds, 529’s (DO NOT include: retirement plans, life insurance,, value of the home you live in)
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www.FAFSA.gov

Spanish Version

Available

Help/Resources

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FAFSA HELP OPTIONS AVAILABLE

Available M-F 6am-8pm Mountain Time

Live Chat Help

800-433-3243

FederalStudentAidCustomer

Service@ed.gov

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www.fafsa.gov - Start Tab for 2014-15 FAFSA

Click here to Apply for Student & Parent PIN

who is considered a parent for the fafsa form
WHO IS CONSIDERED A PARENT FOR THE FAFSA FORM?
  • Use information for parent thestudent lived with most during the last 12 months

Divorced/Separated parents:

Parents are married: answer questions about both parents

Widowed or single parents: use information for that parent

Remarried Parents: must include

step parent information

Adoptive Parents: follow instructions above for parents, based on adoptive parents’ current marital status

DO NOT use information from:

  • legal guardian
  • foster parent
  • grandparents, older brothers or sisters, uncles or aunts unless they have legally adopted the student
  • Beginning with the 2014-2015 FAFSA
    • Dependent students must include income and other information about both of their legal parents (biological or adoptive) , IF
    • The parents are living together,
    • Regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender.
irs data retrieval tool
IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Allows parents and students to transfer IRS tax return information directly into their FAFSA from the IRS Web site (available starting early February)

If you are eligible, we highly recommend using the tool for several reasons:

  • It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data.
  • It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.
  • If you are ineligible or choose not to use the IRS Data Retrieval, your college may require a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript.
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Student

PIN Number

Parent

PIN Number