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Free FAFSA day at ASU Feb. 18

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Article Published: Feb. 16, 2012 | Modified: Feb. 19, 2012
Free FAFSA day at ASU Feb. 18


Financial aid counselors at Appalachian State University will be available to meet with the families of high school seniors to help them complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form and answer questions.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 18 in Edwin Duncan Hall room 324.
Preregistration is advised. For a list of all locations and to register, visit CFNC.org/FAFSAday or call (866) 866-2362 toll-free.

The free FAFSA day will take place in all 100 counties in North Carolina, with more than 300 sites available for students and their families to attend.

Completing the FAFSA form is a requirement for students who are interested in being eligible for federal and state financial aid and scholarships and grants for college.

The local event is sponsored by NCACHE, the North Carolina Appalachian Collaborative for Higher Education, which supports area students, teachers and school districts in promoting access to higher education, housed at Appalachian.

The statewide event is sponsored by the College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and State Employees’ Credit Union.

Those interested in attending the event with a goal of completing their FAFSA should bring both the student’s and parent’s federal 1040 tax forms for 2011 or W-2 forms if taxes have not been filed yet, the students’ and one of the parent’s personal identification numbers (PINs) which should be obtained in advanced from the U.S. Department of Education website, http://www.pin.ed.gov, and a FAFSA from worksheet with most known information completed.

The worksheet is available at http://www.fafsa.gov.

Those unable to unable to attend the event or who have questions can obtain information by phone from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays in February by calling (866) 866-2362 (CFNC).

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