Free FAFSA Completion Seminars by Coastal Alabama’s Financial Aid Department

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Posted 10/5/18

BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Coastal Alabama Community College’s Financial Aid Department is hosting a series of free seminars to help those planning on attending a college or university who will fill …

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Free FAFSA Completion Seminars by Coastal Alabama’s Financial Aid Department

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BAY MINETTE, Alabama — Coastal Alabama Community College’s Financial Aid Department is hosting a series of free seminars to help those planning on attending a college or university who will fill out a FAFSA (pronounced faf-sah), which stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The seminars are open to the public, regardless of the college or university a person is planning on attending.

The FAFSA, a document used by the U.S. Department of Education, is filled out by students who are seeking Pell grants, student loans, and other federal assistance. The process can be difficult for anyone who is not familiar with the application. So, as a community outreach service, Coastal Alabama’s Financial Aid Department will walk attendees through the completion of this widely used college federal aid application.

The seminars are from 6 to 8 p.m. at each location. No reservation is required to attend.

oBay Minette Campus : Oct.11 in the Memorial Hall Success Center

oBrewton Campus: Oct. 16 in the Wallace Building TLC Lab, Room 110.

oFairhope Campus: Oct. 11 in the Administration Building, Room 6.

oGulf Shores Campus: Oct. 16 in the Administration Building, Room P114.

oMonroeville Campus: Oct. 11 in the Administration Building, Room 114.

oThomasville Campus: Oct. 16 in the Library, Building 3000, Room 104.

Certain documents are required by the U.S. Department of Education to complete the FAFSA. The list of documents depends on if a student is classified as a dependent or as an independent student.

Students who are classified as dependents should bring with them:

•Student’s and the parent’s completed 2017 Federal Tax Return.

•Student’s and the parent’s 2017 W-2 forms and 1099 forms (if applicable).

•Parent’s Social Security Number and date of birth.

•Parent’s marital status and date (if applicable).

•Copy of any workmen’s compensation and long-term disability benefits received in 2017 (if applicable).

•Copy of parent’s 2017 child support, paid or received (if applicable).

Independent students (classified by the government as an individual who is either married, has dependent children or is age 24 or older) should bring with them:

•Student’s completed 2017 Federal Tax Return.

•Student’s 2017 W-2 forms and 1099 forms (if applicable).

•Copy of any workmen’s compensation and long-term disability benefits received in 2017 (if applicable).

•Copy of parent’s 2017 child support, paid or received (if applicable).

•SNAP benefits (if applicable).

If anyone has questions relating to these free seminars, please contact Coastal Alabama Community College’s Financial Aid Department at 251-580-2151. To find out more about the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov.