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Free Workshops for Federal Scholarships, Grants

Jan. 28, 2011
Education

      Think college is financially out of your reach? Think again! You Can Afford College. College bound students and their parents or guardians can get help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at two free “You Can Afford College” workshops sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College.

      The workshops led by AACC Financial Aid office staff are on Feb. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at AACC at Arundel Mills Room 213 in Hanover or Feb. 12 from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Careers Center Building Room 262 on the Arnold campus, 101 College Parkway. Students and parents can bring their required documents with them to fill out and submit the FAFSA electronically at the workshop. The list of documents needed to complete the FAFSA is online; go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/help.htm and click on “What Documents do I Need to Fill Out a FAFSA?”

      To be considered for Maryland state aid for fall 2011-spring 2012 classes, students must submit the FAFSA by March 1. If they or their parents cannot complete their federal income tax return (1040, 1040A or 1040EZ) by March 1, they are allowed to report estimated tax data on the FAFSA. They must correct these estimates when tax forms are complete. Filing the FAFSA after March 1 means students have missed the state aid deadline, but can still apply for federal loans and grants and AACC-based scholarships.

      For workshop information, call 410-777-AACC (2222) or visit www.aacc.edu/aid.