FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Seniors need to go into the website and complete the form as soon after January 1 as possible. The FAFSA is used to apply for federal financial aid (grants, work-study, and loans). Also, many colleges, universities, and career schools use your FAFSA information to award state and college aid. Remember the process is free of charge. If you find yourself at a website that is asking for money to help you complete the form you are at the wrong site. Students are encouraged to go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to submit their FAFSA and learn more about financial assistance.
FAFSA Questions and Answers
1. What does FAFSA stand for?
FREE application for federal student aid.
2. When should I apply?
As soon as you can after January 1st.
3. How do I apply?
Go to the website: fafsa.ed.gov, and complete the application online, or download a pdf version and mail it in, or request a paper FAFSA at 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243 or 319-337-5665).
4. Do I have to pay to submit my FAFSA?
No. It is free.
5. How long will it take to complete the application and what documents will I need?
The department of education claims that the FAFSA paperwork can be completed in less than an hour. This is true only if you have all of the necessary documents at hand. Many parents and students find this part of the college application frustrating, but a little planning can help make filling out the form go smoothly. Here's what you'll need:
- Your most recent income tax return (or your parents' return if you are a dependent)·
- Your current bank statements
- Your current investment records (if any)
- Records of any untaxed income you may have received
- Your Driver's License (if you have one)
- Your Social Security Number
- If you are not a U.S. citizen: your alien registration or permanent resident card
Riverside Jr/Sr High School
Please contact Mrs.Thomas if you have questions. 541-481-2525 EXT 2114
www.oregonstudentaid.gov Here you will find a list of scholarships for seniors in Oregon.