SCC Offers Free Assistance with FAFSA Ready Iowa Event on February 6

West Burlington, IA – Southeastern Community College (SCC) will offer free assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at its FAFSA Ready Iowa event on Wednesday, February 6 at both the West Burlington and Keokuk campuses. The event will take place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

"Students and their parents can find filing for financial aid stressful," says Renae Armentrout, SCC Financial Aid Director. "We're here to help people through the process so they get it right the first time."

The event is free and open to students of any age or income, regardless of which college they plan to attend.

Armentrout recommends that students under age 24 bring at least one parent or guardian, as they are required to include a parent's information on their FAFSA.

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

  • Social Security number, driver's license number, and date of birth
  • 2017 federal and state tax returns
  • W-2 forms or other records of income earned in 2017
  • Current bank statements and investment records
  • Records of untaxed income received last year
  • A-Number (if not a U.S. citizen)

Students and parents may register in advance for an FSA ID to electronically sign the forms and make future changes. Visit https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm for instructions.

FAFSA Ready Iowa is part of the national Fund Your Future FAFSA awareness campaign. The program is organized and run by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN) and is funded through grants from Prairie Meadows, the Riverboat Development Authority, and Black Hawk County Community Foundation. Additional support is provided by ICAN and the Iowa Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (IASFAA).

For more information, visit FAFSA Ready Iowa online at www.icansucceed.org/fafsareadyia.

Completing the FAFSA is an important step to take before applying for SCC Foundation scholarships. Approximately 500 scholarships worth $400,000 are available to SCC students who will attend in the fall. The deadline to apply for those scholarships is March 1.

Interested students will find the application at www.scciowa.edu/foundation/sccf_scholarships.aspx.

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