Sandburg to Host Free FAFSA Completion Workshop Feb. 8

Aaron Frey, PR Specialist, 309.341.5301 afrey@sandburg.edu

GALESBURG—The Carl Sandburg College Financial Aid Office and the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will host a completion workshop for the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from 1-3 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Student Center on Sandburg’s Main Campus in Galesburg, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd.

This free workshop is available for anyone who plans to enroll at any college or university for the 2015-2016 academic year. Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about financial aid and give you personalized, confidential assistance. Representatives from the Carl Sandburg College Foundation also will be on hand to assist with scholarship applications.

Participants should bring the following:

2014 tax information (W2 forms for student and parents, 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ form if completed). If not available, bring the 2013 forms.

Records of untaxed income, social security benefits and child support received or paid.

Personal Identification Number (PIN) for the FAFSA. If you do not have a PIN, you can apply at www.pin.ed.gov. The student and (if a dependent) one parent will need a PIN.

For additional assistance with the FAFSA, the Sandburg Financial Aid Office has extended hours from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays through Feb. 7 in Room E101, and staff will be available to assist with completing the form.

Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA by Feb. 15 to be considered for the Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP grant), and eligible students could receive an additional $1,900 in state aid. Students can apply for financial aid after this date, but typically only federal financial aid is available after that time.

For questions or more information, contact the Carl Sandburg College Financial Aid Office at 309.341.5283.