Need Help Filing the FAFSA?

Free Workshops Offered at McKendree University

Lebanon, Ill. — Need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Free workshops offered by the McKendree University Office of Financial Aid can help college students and their parents complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA application online. Anyone seeking help with the FAFSA—no matter what college or university they attend—may take advantage of the opportunity.

Assistance will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 18, Feb. 8 and 22, and March 15. The sessions will be held in the Piper Academic Center, Room 120, on the McKendree campus at 701 College Rd. in Lebanon. To register online, go to Financial Aid and click on “FAFSA Events.”

The FAFSA application will be submitted online at the workshops. McKendree University financial aid professionals will be on hand to answer questions and offer guidance throughout the process.

The following information is necessary to complete the FAFSA:

  Social Security Number (or Alien Registration Number for non-U.S. citizen students)

  2013 income records, including earnings from work or business, child support paid or received, and any other untaxed income. If available, a W-2 or federal income tax returns are helpful.

  Information about assets, such as savings, certificates of deposit, stock options, bonds, 529 plans and other college savings programs; and investment real estate, business and farm.

  Driver’s license number

  Student’s date of birth

“We’re promoting awareness of the FAFSA and online filing assistance if you need it, as a service to the community,” said Beth Juehne, director of the Office of Financial Aid at McKendree. “We want to make sure students get every dollar they possibly can.”

For more information about the workshops, call 618-537-6828. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.gov.

 

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McKendree University is a College of Distinction, among “America’s 100 Best College Buys,” and recognized as a “Military Friendly School” by Victory Media for 2014. Founded in 1828, the historic Lebanon, Ill., campus is 25 miles from downtown St. Louis. McKendree also has campuses in Louisville and Radcliff, Ky., and offers programs at Scott Air Force Base and other sites throughout Illinois and Kentucky. www.mckendree.edu