FAFSA help available in your local branch

November 15, 2019

If you’re a new or returning college student who needs help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), stop by the Credit Union.

Now through November 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, Credit Union representatives are ready to answer questions and help complete and electronically file FAFSA applications for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Pre-registration is not required, but it’s helpful to contact the branch in advance to ensure someone is available to meet with you. 

The importance of a FAFSA

The FAFSA is a required document for current and prospective students to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, trade school or graduate school. The FAFSA provides a snapshot of the student’s and parent’s financial situation. It must be completed each school year the student wishes to apply for college financial aid, including scholarships, grants, work-study and loans.

This special, limited-time service is available at no charge to LGFCU members. This service is 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. You’ll need to bring the following documents to the branch:

  • Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID: Create a separate FSA ID for the student and for the parent. Visit the Federal Student Aid website to apply. Make sure to keep a record of the parent's and student's email addresses used, your answers to the security questions, and the FSA ID in a secure place. You'll need that information to sign the FAFSA.
  • Completed 2020-2021 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet: This worksheet provides a preview of the questions that you may be asked while completing the FAFSA.
  • You will need your 2018 tax information to complete the form. There is no need to bring it with you. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool, included in the income/asset section of the FAFSA, helps most families transfer this information into the form.

Find more information about the FAFSA and the documents needed to complete the form on the College Foundation of North Carolina website.

More ways to pay for school

Annually, LGFCU awards student scholarships totaling $120,000 to members who are graduating high school students or those currently attending colleges, universities, graduate and trade schools. Visit LGFCU Scholarship for details.

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