Need Help Filing the FAFSA? McKendree Offers Free Workshops

Lebanon, Ill. - Need help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? McKendree University’s Office of Financial Aid is offering free workshops to help college students and their parents complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA application online. Anyone seeking help with the FAFSA - no matter what college or university they attend - may take advantage of this opportunity.

Assistance will be available between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, March 2 and 16. The workshops will be held in the Piper Academic Center, Room 120, on the McKendree campus at 701 College Rd. in Lebanon.

You will be able to submit your FAFSA information online. Representatives from McKendree’s Office of Financial Aid will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the process.

The following information is necessary to complete the FAFSA:

•   Social Security Number (or Alien Registration Number for non-citizens)

•   Driver’s license number

•   Student’s date of birth

•   2012 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 is helpful.

“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.”

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