November 14, FAFSA Assistance Night at City High!

On October 1, 2019, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened up. FAFSA is a federal program that all colleges, universities, and many trade schools examine to determine the amount of money students will be offered during their time of study. It is based on a family’s income and most students and families qualify for some form of financial aid, ranging from grants, subsidized loans, and scholarships specific to the institutions. 

On Thursday, November 14 from 5:30-7pm in Room 204, representatives from the University of Arizona will be at City High School to answer any questions that students and families may have about the FAFSA. We will have computers available for seniors and their families to complete the FAFSA with an experienced person on site to answer any questions. In order to come to this event prepared, students and one of their parents or guardians must each apply for a Federal Student Aid ID. Additionally, students (and families) should bring: 

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)
  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student
  • Your driver’s license number if you have one
  • Your Alien (Resident) Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen
  • Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information and for your parents if you are a dependent student:
    • IRS 1040, 2018
    • Foreign tax return, IRS 1040NR, or IRS 1040NR-EZ
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau
  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans non-education benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student
  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

It is important to research the FAFSA priority deadlines for the colleges and universities that you are applying to because this date represents when the most amount of money will be distributed to students who have completed the FAFSA for the following school year. 

FAFSA Priority Deadlines:

Northern Arizona University: November 15, 2019

Arizona State University: January 15, 2020

University of Arizona: March 1, 2020

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