Georgia Highlands College is working to educate about and promote the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) this year with the introduction of a series of workshops called “First Friday FAFSA.” The workshops are free and open to the public.
Workshops will take place the first Friday of each month at each GHC location until the end of the year: April 7, May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3 and December 1.
Attendees will learn more about Federal Student Aid, which is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.
Director of Financial Aid Melinda King stated these workshops are open to the public and available to anyone, regardless of where they go to college.
“This event is to provide one-on-one assistance to current and new students with the FAFSA process so that we can get more students to complete their FAFSA early to secure their aid award before the payment deadlines,” she said.
During the workshop, attendees can work with GHC financial aid experts to complete their FAFSA in person.
Independent students should bring the following documents if they wish to complete the FAFSA application in-person: Student Social Security Number, Student 2015 1040 Tax form, Parent(s) 2015 1040 Tax form, Student 2015 W-2 if worked but did not file taxes for 2015, Parent(s) 2015 w-2 if they worked but did not file.
Dependent students should bring the following documents if they wish to complete the FAFSA application in-person: Student Social Security Number, Student 2015 1040 Tax form, Student 2015 W-2 if worked but did not file taxes for 2015.
If you have questions about your dependency status or need more information, please visit: https://www.highlands.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/5-c91d8525d792cfa-fafsa-dependency.pdf
To reserve your space in one of the upcoming free FAFSA workshops, please visit: http://forms.highlands.edu/registration/