What is Financial Aid?. Gift Aid *Scholarships *Grants Self-Help Aid *Work Study *Loans. Who is Eligible for Aid ?. Citizens or eligible non-citizens of the U.S. Students enrolled in degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis
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Citizens or eligible non-citizens of the U.S.
Students enrolled in degree or certificate program on at least a half-time basis
Student not in default or needing to repay a federal grant
Males who are registered with Selective Service
Apply for a PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in January or early February
YES! Make an appointment with your ACCESS Advisor.
Let your ACCESS Advisor file your FAFSA for you.
Eliminate the chance of errors resulting in financial aid award delays.
Student and Parent Name
Student and Parent SSN
Student and Parent Adjusted Gross Income, Untaxed Income and Taxes Paid
Student and Parent Bank Account Balances
College(s) to which Student has Applied
Parent Educational Background
Number of Parent’s Dependents
Number of Dependents Concurrently Enrolled in College
Student and Parent Date of Birth
Parent and Student 2007 tax returns
Parent and Student 2008 W-2 forms or most current pay stubs
Parent and Student’s most recent bank statement(s)
Your ACCESS Advisor will file an estimated FAFSA in January or early February based on 2007 tax return.
After your 2008 tax return is filed, your ACCESS Advisor will make corrections based on the new tax information.
For most colleges, the priority filing deadline is February 15th ; for some colleges, it is February 1st
Virginia colleges award state grants based on their priority filing deadline
Not accurately recording Social Security Number for Student and Parent
Not using name as it appears on Social Security Card
Not listing colleges on the form
Parent not signing the form with PIN
Cost of Attendance
Tuition and Fees
Room and Board
Books and Supplies
Other Educational Expenses
An analysis of a family’s ability to contribute to a college education based upon their income and assets
Used by colleges to calculate the type and amount of financial aid for which you qualify
COA – EFC = Need
Assume a family with an EFC
of $4,000 applies to 3 different schools:
The student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the processor showing the EFC and any edit errors
Any institutions listed on the FAFSA will receive an electronic copy of the SAR
Accept the aid offer from the college of your choice
Attend to any additional documents that may need to be signed or any loan counseling required by the college
Every high school in South Hampton Roads
Application due May of each year
See ACCESS Advisor for application
File the FAFSA early with your ACCESS Advisor!
Search for scholarships
Keep copies of everything
Use the Financial Aid Officer at your college as a resource
Don’t forget to visit the ACCESS office during winter break to file your FAFSA for the next school year!
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