Tonights Objective: Apply for student aid via theFree Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) andPennsylvanias State Grant Program (PHEAA) Federal Student Aid- ensures that all eligible individuals benefit from federally funded financial assistance. Provides money for college to eligible students and families in the form grants and loans. (Maximum award $ 5,550 in 2011-2012) PHEAA- provides grants to eligible Pennsylvania residents who are in need of financial assistance to attend college. (Maximum award $ 3,541 in 2011-2012)
Documents/Items Needed........• Parent and student social security numbers• Parent and/or student Alien Registration Number (if applicable)• Parent and student 2012 W-2 Forms• Parent and Student 2012 Federal Income Tax Return• Current bank statements (checking and savings)• Current business and farm records• Copies of untaxed income for 2012 (i.e. amount of any unemployment, welfare benefits or social benefits received)• Personal Identification Number (PIN) to sign the FAFSA electronically
Tips....1. Apply early --you can use income estimates.2. Parent whom student lived with the most is responsible for completing FAFSA.3. Enter name and social security exactly as it appears on social security card.4. f you are estimating income, you must go back, and use IRS data retrieval tool.5. Double check all social security numbers and dates of birth.
Tips Continued…..6. Select colleges in order of preferences (include PA college)7. Select print or e-mail confirmation page at the end of FAFSA8. Link to PHEAA immediately at the end (print and mail the last page immediately)9. Relax and ask questions!
To Get a PIN: www.pin.ed.gov/The PIN Application Process consists of 3 steps:Step 1: Enter Personal InformationStep 2: Submit Your PIN ApplicationStep 3: Receive Your PIN
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