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DHS to host FAFSA workshop

Published 11:30am Thursday, February 21, 2013

Student financial aid help is on the way with a free filing assistance program.

Dadeville High School will host a FAFSA February event tonight to provide assistance to college-bound students and their parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

“We’re just trying to provide this to everybody in the community as a community service,” said DHS counselor Cheryl Bynum.

Financial aid professionals will be on hand to help students and their parents navigate the FAFSA. Students younger than 24 should bring a parent or legal guardian, their parents’ completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms and other 2012 income and benefits information, as well as the student’s tax forms for 2012, if applicable. Students older than 24 may attend alone with relevant tax documents.

Bynum said DHS hosted the event last year and had about 30 parents attend. She said they would love to see 30 or more again this year.

The event will be held in the Career Tech building from 6–8 p.m.

FAFSA February is an offshoot of College Goal Sunday, which brings together financial aid professionals from colleges and universities along with volunteers, according to a press release.

Bynum said some schools require FAFSA information to be filed by March 1; others have an April 15 deadline.

“You have to check with whatever college or university you’re going to,” Bynum said.

For more information call Bynum at 256-825-7848 extension 25.