Helping Students Navigate
The College & Scholarship Process
College & Beyond Series
Are you concerned about the high cost of a college education? Are you worried you won’t have enough money to send your children to college? Do you fear the only way to pay for college is by sacrificing your lifestyle or taking out high interest loans? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions, you must come see us. We’ll share with you insider tips on getting more money for college, eluding the common mistakes families make in the admissions process, receiving grants and scholarships (regardless of income or assets), and avoiding the 25 biggest mistakes families make on the FAFSA.
Financial Aid Basics
This workshop introduces students and parents to the basics of paying for higher education and helps them identify people, organizations, and sources of information that can help them as they prepare to address the financial challenges.
The workshop reviews the various federal and state aid programs available to students, discusses eligibility requirements, explains the best ways to search for financial assistance, and shows families how federal programs and educational institutions calculate financial need. Review of Georgia Based Scholarships & and more..
This workshop explains the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), including the part it plays in the application process and why it is important to complete the form accurately and submit it as early as possible when seeking financial aid.
Although the FAFSA is much less complex than it used to be, there still is much to learn about completing and submitting this form, which is a mandatory part of applying for virtually all financial aid programs.
Workshop materials address frequently asked questions, troubleshoot some unique scenarios, and make recommendations for handling other special circumstances. The presentation and accompanying workbook walk families through the FAFSA one page at a time, pointing out specific areas that tend to create confusion.
FAFSA Completion Clinics (optional)
These clinics complement the FAFSA workshops. Helping students and families complete their FAFSAs during 30-minute sessions at the Foundation’s offices. Students may also call to schedule an appointment, they learn what documents they must bring with them to complete the FAFSA. Students and families receive individualized assistance with their form, as well as information and guidance about what comes next in the financial aid process. In most cases, FAFSAs can be completed and filed immediately at SOAR's clinics.
Workshop Details: ( Those wishing to participate in the clinic)
Your Social Security number for parents and student (or permanent resident number)
• Date of birth of parents and student
• Your most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
• Bank statements for checking, savings and other asset accounts
• Investment records, including 529 plans or other prepaid college plans (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (such as child support received and untaxed pensions)
• An FSA ID. A new FSA ID must be created for both the student and one parent. If you have
difficulty creating the IDs, we can help you during the event, but it’s best if you can create
them in advance.
• Permanent Residency card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
• Driver’s license number (if you have one)
Who should attend: For seniors and Parents
Registration & Fees:
$15 Workshop/W Clinic
FAFSA Financial Aid & Scholarship
770 827 3850
Saturday October 14, 2017
10:00 AM- 1:00PM
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1407 Cobb Parkway NW,
(Community Room) around back
"Proceeds from workshops will go toward establishing our first scholarship program".
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Are you concerned about the high cost of a college education? Are you worried you won’t have enough money to send your children to college? Do you fear the only way to pay for college is by sacrificing your lifestyle or taking out high interest loans? If you’ve said yes to any of these questions, you must come see us. We’ll share with you insider tips on getting more money for college, eluding the common mistakes families make in the admissions process, receiving grants and scholarships (regardless of income or assets), and avoiding the 15 biggest mistakes families make on the FAFSA.
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