Columbia State To Host FAFSA Frenzy Event

Columbia State Community College is offering free on-site assistance to help students and families fill out the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid during the “FAFSA Frenzy” event.

Financial aid professionals and other enrollment services staff will be available to assist students and families with filing the 2016-2017 FAFSA online prior to the Tennessee Student Assistance Award and Tennessee Promise deadlines. Applying early increases opportunities to receive state funds.

Representatives will be available from 2 —– 5 p.m. at each of the following locations.

—¢ Columbia Campus 1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia Feb. 9

Jones Student Center, Room 103

—¢ Williamson Campus 104 Claude Yates Drive, Franklin Feb. 10

—¢ Lawrence County Campus 1620 Springer Road, Lawrenceburg Feb. 11

Each of these one-day events will help current and prospective college students, as well as parents and guardians, take the first step in applying for financial aid by helping them complete the federally required form for students who seek financial assistance, including grants, scholarships and loans.

Although not required to attend, the following information is helpful when completing the FAFSA. Students and their parents or guardians should bring:

—¢ 2015 Federal Tax Return (if already filed) or 2014 income tax return for estimated FAFSA filing

—¢ Social Security card

—¢ Driver’s license

—¢ 2015 W-2 forms or year-end pay stubs and other year-end records of money received

—¢ 2015 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records

—¢ Alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen)

—¢ AND if planning to fill out the FAFSA online at the event also go ahead and apply for a Federal Student Aid ID at for the student and at least one parent if dependent.

Anyone planning to attend college can participate even if 2015 taxes have not been filed. FAFSA Frenzy is intended to help all students regardless of the institution they plan to attend.

The deadline for Tennessee Promise students to complete their FAFSA application is Feb. 15.

For additional information, please call (931) 540-8267, or email