‘Super Saturday’ is coming to Montross
The Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA) in conjunction with Washington and Lee High School in Montross will host Super Saturday on Saturday, February 9 with two sessions; 10-12 noon and noon to 2 p.m. Super Saturday is one of VASFAA’s annual service projects at which individuals seeking funding for postsecondary education can receive free one-on-one assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), used by colleges, universities and career technical schools across the country to determine eligibility for student federal financial aid.
Washington and Lee High School will utilize the services of Rappahannock Community Colleges’ Financial Aid and Veteran Affairs Officer, Carolyn Ward and RCC College Recruiter, Shelby Jenkins. They will assist parents and students in understanding and completing the documentation. Individual computers will be available to families. Also assisting is Sue Straughan, former Career Coach at Washington and Lee High School.
This event is open to parents and students of all grade levels as well as adults interested in furthering their education.
Participants will need records of income earned in the year prior to when the student will start school as well as other documents in order to complete the FAFSA. Students may also need records of their parents’ income if they are a dependent student. To organize, bring the following data:
• A U.S. Department of Education issued Personal Identification Number (P.I.N.). The student and one parent must have separate PINS. Register for PIN at www.pin.ed.gov
• You and your parents/spouse’s Social Security numbers
• Driver’s license (if available)
• You and your parents/spouse’s 2012 W-2 forms and records of other monies earned
• You and your parents/spouse’s 2012 Federal Income Tax Return, i.e., 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ, Foreign Tax return, etc.
• Your family’s untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), child support received, worker’s compensations, welfare, or veterans benefits records
• You and your parents/spouses current bank statements
• You and your parents/spouses current investment records, such as business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stocks, bonds, and other investment records.
• Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
Once the student leaves the event, he/she will have initiated the financial aid process for any college they are interested in attending and will have met the priority filing date for most Virginia colleges.
A $100 book scholarship will be awarded to one student at each Super Saturday site to be used at the winner’s college of choice during the 2013-2014 academic years. Assistance will be give to new as well as returning college students. For more information about Super Saturday 2013, visit www.vasfaa.org.
Submitted by By Patty Long, Westmoreland Schools