The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is an essential part of the process of paying for college.
Without filling it out, you will not be evaluated for financial aid need, which for many students, is what allows them to enrol in higher education.
The roadblock for many students and parents is the actual process of filling out the FAFSA. The Santa Clara County Library is doing its best to fix that problem by offering FAFSA workshops throughout the county, with the Milpitas session set for Monday, Feb. 23 from 6-8 p.m.
Financial aid advisors from the Mission College Financial Aid Office will be at the library to help anyone who attends to fill out the FAFSA. Santa Clara County Library Services suggest that anyone who wants to fill it out on site bring the following information:
Social Security number
Parents' Social Security Nnmbers
Tax documents/Parents' tax documents (1040, W-2, etc.)
Driver's license number
Alien registration number (if applicable)
"Presentations will provide insightful information on resources and services to finance college education with minimal debt and surprises," library services staff said in a press release.
If you can't catch the Milpitas session, the same workshop will be held at the Campbell Library on Feb. 28 from 4-5:30, and again at the Cupertino Library on March 11 from 6-8 p.m. in both English and Mandarin.