FAFSA Completion Events
TRIO Pre-College Programs is hosting FAFSA Completion and Understanding Financial Aid events through the Western and Central UP.
Come meet the TRIO Pre-College Programs staff at one of these events to:
Complete a FAFSA
Ask questions about financial aid
Simply get a better grasp of education beyond high school
Obtain a PIN number
Information on other types and sources of financial aid
If you are unable to attend one of the events and have any questions, feel free to use our general contact us page or contact us directly. We are more than happy to assist in any way we can.
We are also open to meet if you would like to schedule an appointment.
All you have to do is contact us by click here.
Times and locations of FAFSA Completion and Understanding Financial Aid events:
Crystal Falls-Forest Park High School
January 14, 2015 - 5:30 - 6:30 PM *Central Time*
Ewen-Trout Creek High School
January 21, 2015 - 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location in School - TBD
Watersmeet High School
January 28, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM *Central Time*
Location in School - TBD
Baraga High School - for Baraga and L'anse students
February 18, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM - RESCHEDULED
Baraga Tribal Center
February 25, 2015 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM
By appointment with center
Houghton High School
February 19, 2015 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Other FAFSA Events taking part in the areas we serve:
College Goal Sunday , Hancock, MI
February 8th, 2015 - 2:00 - 4:00 PM
in Maki Library hosted by Finlandia University
West End financial aid night
January 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM
wESTWOOD hIGH sCHOOL AUDITORIUM
fOR nEGAUNEE, iSHPEMING AND wESTWOOD SENIORS AND PARENTS
Lake Linden-Hubbell High School
February 2, 2015 - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
HOsted by Michigan Tech
iSHPEMING hIGH sCHOOL wORK nIGHT
fEBRUARY 5, 2015 - 7:00 pm
rOOM 200 (2ND FLOOR NEAR hIGH SCHOOL OFFICE)
NEGAUNEE hIGH SCHOOL wORK nIGHT
FEBRUARY 9, 2015 - 6:30 pm
wESTWOOD hIGH sCHOOL wORK nIGHT
February 12, 2015 - 7:00 pm
Media Center (library)
Scroll through the website for more information about the FAFSA
Myths about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Why is completing the FAFSA Important?
The FAFSA is the single most important thign you can do to get assistance paying for college
FAFSA is used to determine eligibility for federal study aid:
- $150 billion in form of grants
- work-study funds
- low-interest loans
At times the low-interest loans can by forgiven for working high need, public service positions at not-for-profit organizations and other entities. Click here for more information about federal student loan forgiveness.
What do I need to complete the FAFSA?
Your Social Security Number
Your Alien Registration Number (if not a US citizen)
Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned.
*You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Bank statements and records of investments
Records of untaxed income
A Federal Student Aid PIN to sign electronically
*link below in How do I Complete the FAFSA
If you are a dependent student, then you will also need most of the above information for your parent(s).
How do I Complete the FAFSA?
Online or PDF printed out copy
98% of people complete the FAFSA online for 3 reasons:
- Guided assistance right on the application
- "Skip Logic" automatically skips questions not applicable to you
- The schools you apply to get the information faster
If you'd prefer a PDF copy you can download it from the student aid website: https://studentaid.ed.gov/resources or by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID
If you choose to complete online, you will need to obtain a Personal Identification Number (PIN)
You will utilize the PIN to sign your FAFSA and can be obtained at www.pin.edu.gov
If you are a dependent student a parent/legal guardian will also need to obtain a PIN.
Who gets my information after inputting into FAFSA.gov?
Federal Government - who use the information to award low-interest loans, work-study positions, and to be eligible for the $1.5 billion in grants awarded annually
Colleges/Universities you choose - the only schools who can access your information are those institutions you send the information to who will use this to award financial aid.
Information for this page was obtained utilizing the following resources:
U.S. News & World Report - Education page article - http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/the-scholarship-coach/2011/04/28/financial-aid-101-fill-out-the-fafsa
FAFSA website - https://fafsa.ed.gov