Financial Aid

In order to recieve financial aid from the federal government who in turn gives it the colleges to hand out, you must fill out a FAFSA application. FAFSA stands for Free Application For Federal Student Aid.

The Guide for federal student aid 18-19

FAFSA

  1. Go to www.fsaid.ed.gov to get your ID Number. You will need an ID number to complete FAFSA.
  2. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Here you can start the application process.
  3. FAFSA = Expected family contribution.
  4. EFC

Parent contribution= Income + Assets

-Assets Equals *Cash/Savings/Checking Accounts*Investments*Business or Farm.

-Taxable income (from tax returns) *Adjusted Gross Income;*Interest/dividend

-Non -taxable income *non taxed Social Security;*Housing allowances;

*Payments to pension/401K plans

The following points comes from ecampustours.com, concerning things to look at for when filing your FAFSA.

  • Keep your Federal Student Aid ID number in a secure place. Do not give it out to anyone.
  • Never give personal information over the phone or Internet unless you made the contact.
  • Avoid using websites that ask for credit card information when filling out the FAFSA.

HESC’s special FAFSA Assistance Hotline, 1-800-808-1790, offers live help for your students and their parents on Wednesday, Feb. 3 from 12 noon to 6:00 pm to answer any questions they have about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA Assistance Hotline is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12 noon – 5:00 pm

Tell your students and their parents if they have questions about the FAFSA:

  • Call the FAFSA Hotline: 1-800-808-1790 Wednesdays during February from 12 noon – 5:00 pm
  • Email anytime at FAFSAhelp@HESC.org

Related Links

Help for first generation college students :
http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/first-generation-college-students/

tap
aid

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.