FAFSA Workshops for Students & Parents


September 29, 2016 – The SSC GEAR UP Advisors are planning workshops to help GEAR UP Seniors and their parents prepare for submission of their Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students and parents are encouraged to contact their GEAR UP Advisors for more information about receiving assistance completing and submitting the FAFSA.

hello-my-name-is-fafsa  Students planning to attend college during the 2016-17 academic year will have the opportunity to submit their FAFSA much earlier than in the past as a result of changes with the application process this year. FAFSA submission will open for 2016-17 on Oct. 1, 2016, and student eligibility for aid will be calculated on the student and parent income from the 2015 tax year.

The new submission date and the use of the prior-prior year tax return information will allow students to find out information about net cost of attendance at institutions much earlier than ever before. The early submission also helps students in planning applications for institutional scholarships and aid before the institutional deadlines. And, the early submission and processing makes it possible for students to compare costs at a number of institutions before arriving at their final college choice.

For SSC GEAR UP Advisor contact information to find out more about FAFSA help, visit www.sscok.edu/gearup/?page_id=1066.