Five Questions: FAFSA night

If you and your family need help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, a local school is offering assistance.

Central Nine Career Center is having a FAFSA help day from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 1999 S. U.S. 31, Greenwood.

Janise Stone, career pathways specialist, tells you want you need to know to prepare for the event.

Why do you plan the event?

This event is organized to assist families with completing the FAFSA. It can be very stressful for families to complete a FAFSA without assistance. The National Center for College Costs is providing this very beneficial service to our families.

What should families bring?

Families should make sure they bring Social Security numbers for parents/students, FSA ID information created, and income information (W-2, tax forms, bank statements, investment information and business records).

How much does the event cost?

The event is free.

What will be done by the end of the event?

The students and parents will be able to complete a FAFSA with trained professionals to answer their questions and assist them with completion of the application. Parents and students will walk away with an understanding of their potential aid.

Who should come?

Any student, parent and member of the community are encouraged to attend. Students will complete their portion of the FAFSA during the day and parents can come after work to complete their portion.

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Magen Kritsch is an editorial assistant at the Daily Journal. She can be reached at or 317-736-2770.