Thursday, February 19, 2009

Berry to Host FAFSA Workshop for Parents of Incoming Students

Parents of incoming students who would like assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited to attend a free on-campus workshop being hosted by the Berry College Office of Financial Aid this Saturday, Feb. 21, in Lab 228 of the Science Building. Members of the financial aid staff will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to provide direction and assistance for workshop participants. Computers and wireless access will be provided. Please e-mail Cheryl Huffman at chuffman@berry.edu to RSVP.

Submission of the FAFSA is required for any student wishing to obtain grants or loans through the U.S. Department of Education. Berry also requires students to complete the FAFSA in order to be eligible for college-based financial assistance.

Workshop participants will need to have the following information on hand in order to successfully complete the FAFSA:

-Social Security Number for parents and student

-Driver’s license number for parents and student

-W-2 forms and other records documenting income for 2008

-2008 Federal Income Tax returns for parents, student and student’s spouse (if applicable)

-2008 untaxed income records

-Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records

Worksheets are available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov/before012.htm if you would like to organize your information in advance. Blank copies will be provided at the workshop.

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