College Goal Wisconsin is a free event for parents and prospective college students to learn all of the particulars about completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This event, which is co-sponsored by UW-Barron County and Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the WITC Conference Center.
Completing the FAFSA is the first and most important step in qualifying for student financial aid. The goal of this event is to provide free information and assistance to families who are filling out the FAFSA, which is the federally required form for students seeking financial aid such as grants and loans.
At this event, participants will receive a quick overview of the financial aid process then have the opportunity to complete the FAFSA online. Many financial aid staff volunteers will be present to assist participants. Those attending should bring their 2013 tax information.
Students should attend with a parent or guardian, if possible. If parents are unable to attend, students may attend alone. Students age 24 and above typically do not need to provide parent financial information. Participants should bring the following documents to the event: Social Security numbers; 2013 federal tax returns (2012 federal tax returns, if 2013 returns are not complete); 2013 untaxed income records (SS, TANF, welfare, veteran’s benefits); W-2s; 2013 bank statements; 2013 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, and stock, bond, and other investment records; alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen).
For more information, contact Cheryl Pich at WITC at 715.234.7082 ext. 5395 or Jaci Sacco at UW-Barron County at 715.234.8176 ext. 5464