main content starts hereFAFSA workshop is Wednesday, Nov. 7

| October 4, 2018

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an important form for prospective college students that determines their eligibility for student financial aid when applying to schools.

Seniors and their families who would like help filling out the FAFSA for college, are encouraged to sign up for our FAFSA workshop, scheduled for Wednesday, November 7 between 5:30 p.m. and 7: 30 p.m. at the high school (rooms to be announced at a later date). Financial experts will be available to answer questions as you complete your FAFSA.

Please contact Mrs. Ellison at 518-356-8322 or by email at cellison@mohonasen.org if you would like to attend. You must reserve a seat in advance of the evening. You may reserve one of the following times:

  • 5:30-6:00 p.m.
  • 6:00-6:30 p.m.
  • 6:30-7:00 p.m.
  • 7:00-7:30 p.m.

Once reserved, you must stick to your confirmed time slot. Each family should bring their school-assigned Chromebook. Below is a list of items/documents that you should bring with you that night as well as instructions to create your FSA ID.

Important note: The FSA ID must be completed NO LATER THAN NOV. 1, BY BOTH PARENT AND STUDENT. You will not be able to take advantage of the workshop unless you do this in advance. Seating is limited so please don’t wait to sign up for a time slot.

List of items/documents you will need to complete the FAFSA. View a print-friendly list here [PDF].

  • Student’s social security number – bring the card to ensure number is correct
  • Parents’ social security numbers – bring the card to ensure number is correct
  • Parents’ date of birth
  • Student’s driver’s license number, if student has one
  • Student’s Permanent Alien Registration Number, if not a U.S. citizen
  • Copy of student’s 2017 Federal Income Tax Return
  • Copy of parents’ 2017 Federal Income Tax Return
  • Records of student’s 2017 untaxed income from these sources:
    • Child support received for any of the student’s children; do not include foster care
    • Tax-exempt Interest income
    • Veterans’ non-education benefits (disability, death pension, etc.)
    • Money received by or paid on the student’s behalf (e.g., bills)
  • Records of parents’ 2017 untaxed income from these sources:
    • Child support received for all children. Do not include foster care
    • Tax exempt Interest income
    • Veterans’ non-education benefits (disability, death pension, etc.)
    • Untaxed portions of pensions; exclude rollovers
    • Untaxed payments to tax deferred pensions and retirement savings plans (on W-2)
    • Untaxed portion of IRA distributions; exclude rollovers
    • Untaxed portion of IRA deductions
    • Housing, food and other living allowances pd. to members of the military, clergy & others
    • Workers’ compensation benefits
    • Disability benefits
  • FSA ID (Learn how to create your FSA ID – This must be completed by Nov. 1)
    • Student and one parent
  • An email address – required to reset your FSA ID should you forget it