Financial aid assistance for college-bound students available
Financial aid experts from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and other institutions helped college-bound students apply for financial aid as part of College Goal Wisconsin on October 25 in the Superior High School Library.
College Goal Wisconsin is part of a nationwide effort by financial aid professionals to help prospective college students of all ages fill out and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA for the 2018-19 academic year. The federal government requires the FAFSA from all students seeking financial aid, including loans and grants, to help pay for college.
Anyone from any state who is interested in attending any college or university can attend the free College Goal event in Superior to get help filing their FAFSA.
Dependent students should bring a parent along with completed federal income tax returns for 2016 and W-2 statements for themselves and their parent(s). If a parent isn’t available, dependent students should still bring the tax information. Students who are not dependents should bring their own completed federal income tax returns for 2016 and W-2 statements.
At a Glance
Students will need to bring the following to College Goal Wisconsin:
- 2016 Federal Tax Return and W2s.
- 2016 Untaxed Income Records, such as child support or veteran’s non education benefits
- Information on savings, investments, business assets and farm assets (if applicable)
- Driver’s License (if applicable)
- Social Security Number
- Alien Registration Card or Permanent Resident Card (if not a U.S. citizen)
- Date of birth for parents
- Month and year of parents’ marriage, divorce or separation
Dependent students, those born on or after January 1, 1995, should bring a parent along with completed federal income tax returns for 2016 (if filing) and W2 statements. If a parent isn’t available or the federal income tax is not completed, students should still attend so they can begin the process.
For more information regarding this event and a list of items needed to complete the FAFSA, visit College Goal Wisconsin.