SCC to Host Financial Aid Workshop November 6

10/14/2019

Southeastern Community College will offer its next FAFSA Ready Iowa session on November 6. This popular event helps students and families navigate and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at both the West Burlington and Keokuk campuses.

"Filing for financial aid can be intimidating for students of any age and their families," says Stacy Abell, SCC Financial Aid Director. "We help people through the process so they know it is right the first time and can focus on other steps in their college planning."

Abell says families who have attended the event in previous years find comfort in the guidance and pleased with the ability to complete the FAFSA without interruptions.

"File as soon as you can for the best chance at receiving more state and institutional aid," Abell says. "Some colleges and universities have FAFSA priority dates as early as December 1, so our event in November is the perfect opportunity to meet that deadline."

The event is free and open to students of any age or income, regardless of which college they plan to attend. There is no need to pre-register; attendees will be assisted throughout the afternoon and evening on a first-come, first-served basis.

Abell recommends that students under age 24 attend with at least one parent or guardian. Most traditional college-age students are required to include parental information on their FAFSA, so it is important that both the student and at least one parent attend.

To complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA, students and parents should each bring the following:

• Social Security number, driver's license number and date of birth
• 2018 federal and state tax returns, complete with all schedules and worksheets
• W-2 forms or other records of income earned in 2018
• Current bank statements and investment records
• Records of untaxed income received last year
• Your A-Number (if not a U.S. citizen)

A complete list of required information and documents, as well as frequently asked questions and other financial aid resources, can be found at https://www.icansucceed.org/about-ican/services/special-events/fafsa-ready-iowa/resources.

Students and parents may register in advance for an FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA and make future changes. To create an FSA ID or retrieve a forgotten FSA ID visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Students who are unable to attend this event are encouraged to contact the Educational Opportunity Center located at SCC. Appointments are available year-round to provide assistance with filing the FAFSA. For more information, call (319) 208-5026.

For more news or to learn about Southeastern Community College, visit: www.scciowa.edu