FAFSA help available in your local branch

November 9, 2018

If you need help completing the FAFSA form, visit the Credit Union during November, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

If you’re a new or returning college student who needs help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), let the Credit Union take some of the stress out of the process. Credit Union employees will be available to answer questions, and to help complete and electronically file the form for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The FAFSA is a required document for current and prospective students to be considered for all federal and most state financial aid for college, career 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. You’ll need to bring the following documents:

  • FSA ID (formerly the Federal Student Aid PIN) – Create one for the student. Visit FAFSA.gov to apply. Make sure to keep a record of the parent's and student's email addresses, your answers to the security questions, and the FSA ID in a secure place. You'll need that information to sign the FAFSA.
  • Completed 2017 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.

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

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

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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