College Financial Aid Workshop @ BD Jan. 29

Financial AidOn Wednesday, January 29, 2014, Janet Fike, Vice President of Student Services and Director of Financial Aid at West Virginia Northern Community College has graciously accepted an invitation to join us at Bishop Donahue to assist anyone needing help filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Parents AND students should attend.  We will meet in Room 13 at 6 PM. The priority deadline for filing the FAFSA is March 1, 2014 in the state of West Virginia.  It is recommended that you file on or before that date.

Mrs. FIke will offer 45 minutes of general information about financial aid and the FAFSA.  After that, anyone who wishes to fill out the FAFSA will be welcomed to the Computer Lab for FAFSA on the WEB.   There, she will help you actually file the FAFSA. Last year, about 7 families filled out the FAFSA for the first time with the free, confidential help of Mrs. Fike. 

What will you need to bring with you if you are staying for FAFSA on the WEB?:

  1.  Student and parent Driver’s License
  2.  Student and parent  SS#
  3. Student and parent most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s & other records of money earned (If you have not completed / filed your 2013 taxes yet, you may estimate)
  4. Student and parent most recent bank statements / investments statements
  5. Student and parent record of untaxed income
  6. Student and parent Federal Student Aid PIN (Personal Identification Number) to sign electronically – if you do not have one yet, please apply for one ASAP at www.pin.ed.gov

PLEASE RSVP to agranato@bishopdonahue.org or 304.233.3850 by Friday, January 24, 2014. Please let us know how many will attend so we can have enough materials on hand and enough computers ready to go.

If you are unable to take advantage of this informative, free, confidential opportunity at our school, CFWV (College Foundation of West Virginia) is offering College Goal Sunday.  On Sunday, February 9, 2014 from 1-4PM at West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling an opportunity will  be offered to receive support in filling out the FAFSA.  Go to www.cfwv.com for more information about College Goal Sunday.

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