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Colleges Partner to Help Families Navigate the FAFSA Process

Aiken Technical College (ATC), University of South Carolina Aiken (UofSC Aiken), and the SC Commission on Higher Education (CHE) have partnered for the second annual Fall FAFSA Days to help area families navigate the federal student aid application process.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to determine a student’s eligibility to receive federal financial aid such as grants, work-study, and student loans to pay for college. In some cases, it is also needed to determine a student’s eligibility for state and local funding for college.

Fall FAFSA Days will be held November 10 and November 12. Financial aid staff from ATC and UofSC Aiken will be available virtually and in-person to assist with completion of the FAFSA and answer questions. Students and their families are welcome to attend this free event, regardless of where they plan to go to college.

Virtual sessions are available on both days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No registration is required. For links to join a virtual session, visit https://www.atc.edu/recruitmentandstudentexperience.

In-person appointments will also be available on both days from 4-7 p.m. on the ATC campus in the 700 building. Advance registration is required by visiting volunteersignup.org/XJYEA. Those signing up for in-person appointments are asked to bring no more than one guest. Masks are required and social distancing guidelines will be observed.

Attendees will need the below information to complete the 2021-22 FAFSA, which covers fall 2021 through summer 2022. Those who are dependent students will need to bring information for their parent(s)/guardian(s) as well.

Information needed:

  • FSA ID to sign electronically (Create your FSA ID: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa)
  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license number (if you have one)
  • Alien Registration number (if not a U.S. citizen)
  • 2019 federal tax information or tax returns such as:
    • W-2 information
    • IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ
    • Foreign tax return
    • 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 any untaxed income such as:
    • Child support
    • Interest income
    • Veterans non-education benefits
  • Information on other assets such as:
    • Cash
    • Savings and checking account balances
    • Investments, including stocks, bonds and real estate (not including the home in which you live)
    • Business and farm assets

 

Fall FAFSA Days are a part of the CHE College Goal initiative. For more information about Fall FAFSA Days or the documents needed, please call (803) 508-7246 or email recruitment@atc.edu.

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