BCCC to hold financial aid workshop

Published 8:01 pm Saturday, February 8, 2014

From Beaufort County Community College

Beaufort County Community College financial aid officers and specialists will be available 9 a.m. to noon at BCCC Saturday, Feb. 22, to help high school seniors and their families complete the necessary paperwork to apply for financial aid to attend college during the 2014-2015 academic year.

Known as FAFSA Day, its purpose is to help high school seniors and families complete and submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, a requirement for students to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, including grants and scholarships.

It will be held in Room 927 of Building 9 on the BCCC campus and is one of several FASFA Day events planned for that day across North Carolina.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, according to Megan Sommers, director of Financial Aid for BCCC. Registration is available at CFNC.org/FAFSAday or by calling 866-866-CFNC toll-free.

In order to be fully prepared to complete the FAFSA forms on Feb. 22, event participants should file their 2013 federal taxes in advance, if at all possible, and bring the following items to FAFSA Day:

. Both the student’s and parents’ federal 1040 tax forms for 2013 (or W-2 forms and other income and asset documents if completed tax forms are not available;

. The student’s and one parent’s Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) obtained in advance from the U.S. Department of Education website, www.pin.ed.gov;

. A FAFSA on the Web Worksheet with as much information entered as possible.  The online worksheet is available at www.fafsa.gov.

Information on financial aid and FAFSA requirements is also available on the BCCC website atwww.beaufortccc.edu.

FAFSA Day is sponsored by College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the State Employees’ Credit Union.

For more information about FAFSA Day at BCCC, interested persons may contact the BCCC Financial Aid Office at 252-940-6222.