Financial Aid Workshops Offered Free at Prairie State College

CHICAGO HEIGHTS—(ENEWSPF)—February 2, 2015. Submitting a completed and accurate Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first and most important step in obtaining financial aid. In order to help students and their parents file the FAFSA online, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting several workshops throughout February and March. Staff members of the Financial Aid office will be on hand during the workshops to answer questions.

The workshops are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., every Tuesday and Wednesday through March 25. There will be no workshops on March 17 or 18 due to Spring Break. Spanish translations are available during the Feb. 3 morning and evening workshops and the Feb. 4 and 18 morning workshops. All workshops will be held in the Learning Achievement Center on the college’s main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.  

The workshops are free and open to the public, and advanced registration is requested at (708) 709-3735 or [email protected].

In order to complete the FAFSA, students will need to provide completed or estimated 2014 tax information (parent’s and student’s 1040, 1040A, and/or 1040EZ federal tax applications and W-2 forms); the student’s driver’s license and social security number; the parent’s social security number and date of birth; records of untaxed income (welfare, social security, AFDC/ADC, or veterans benefits); current bank statements; current mortgage information for properties other than the family’s principal residence; and records of businesses, farm (if not the family’s principal residence), and assets (stocks, bonds, and other investments).

For more information on the FAFSA workshops at PSC, contact the college’s Office of Financial Aid at (708) 709-3735 or email [email protected].