October 2, 2018 by asmeltz

FVCC’s Lincoln County Campus to Offer Assistance Applying for Financial Aid

FVCC’s Lincoln County Campus in Libby will host a free workshop on Tuesday, October 16 from 3 to 6 p.m. to help college-bound students and their families complete the necessary forms to apply for federal financial aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Appointments are not required.

“Filling out the FAFSA is an important step in the process to secure federal, state, and institutional aid to help pay for school. Every year, students and parents miss out on financial aid simply because they don’t apply,” said Rhonda Safford, Reach Higher Montana FAFSA Help statewide coordinator. “Financial aid professionals in Montana will tell you that the return on the investment of taking half an hour or 45 minutes to complete the FAFSA is worth it.”

In order to complete the FAFSA, students and their families who attend the workshop will need to provide the following information:  Federal Student Aid identification, which can be obtained at fsaid.ed.gov (students and at least one parent will need identification if the student is under the age of 24); Social Security Numbers (for students and parents); 2017 federal income tax returns; W-2 forms, tribal income or other aid information such as TANF, child support or other benefits; and additional asset information including money market funds, stocks and other investments.

The priority FAFSA filing date for most Montana schools is December 1. Students attending out-of-state schools should contact the school directly for priority dates.

For more information about the Libby workshop, contact Deb Huisentruit at (406) 293-2721.