Get help completing financial aid forms in November

October 27, 2017

Let the Credit Union take some of the stress out of applying for college financial aid. Personalized help will be available to members who need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during normal business hours throughout the month of November in all branch locations.

Credit Union employees will be available to answer questions, and to help complete and electronically submit the form for students who plan to attend college in the 2018-19 academic year. Each year current and prospective college students file the FAFSA to determine their eligibility for grants, loans and work-study.

The event is available at no charge to members. You’ll need to bring the following documents:

  • FSA ID (formerly the Federal Student Aid PIN) – Create one for the student and one for the parent. Visit FAFSA.gov to apply. Make sure to keep a record of the parent's and student's email addresses, their answers to the security questions, and both FSA IDs in a secure place. You'll need that information to sign the FAFSA.
  • Completed 2018-2019 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet – Helpful practice application, but pre-completion is not required. Watch this helpful video for instructions on filling out the application.
  • Completed 2016 tax forms – With this information in hand, most families will be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool in the income/asset section of the FAFSA.

Visit locations to find a branch in your area. Registration is not required, but it’s helpful to contact your local branch to ensure someone is available to help.

More ways to pay for college 

Every year LGFCU awards 120 scholarships of $1,000 each to members who are students graduating high school or currently attending colleges, universities, graduate and trade schools. Visit LGFCU Scholarship for details.

FAFSA help is a service provided by State Employees' Credit Union in partnership with the College Foundation of North Carolina and the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

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