Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Submitting a completed and accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in obtaining financial aid. By completing the FAFSA in the spring, students will be able to meet the required financial aid deadlines. Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a workshop to help students and parents file the FAFSA online. The workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, from 6 to 7 p.m., in Room 2645 of the Student Success Center, located on the college’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St., Chicago Heights.
The workshop is free and open to the public, and advanced registration is requested by calling (708) 709-3735 or by completing the registration form online at prairiestate.edu.
In order to complete the FAFSA, applicants will need to provide a completed or estimated 2008 tax information (parent’s and student’s 1040, 1040A, and/or 1040EZ federal tax applications and W-2 forms); the student’s driver’s license and social security number; the parent’s social security number and date of birth; records of untaxed income (welfare, social security, AFDC/ADC, or veterans benefits); current bank statements; current mortgage information for properties other than the family’s principal residence; records of businesses, farm (if not the family’s principal residence), and assets (stocks, bonds, and other investments); and a calculator.
Additional FAFSA workshops will be held on Saturday, February 21, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Monday, April 6, from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information on the FAFSA workshops at PSC, contact the college’s Office of Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at (708) 709-3735.