Anyone planning on attending college next fall and looking for help filling out financial aid forms is invited to attend College Goal Wisconsin on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m., at Rhinelander High School.
This free event will offer tips on filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, more commonly known as FAFSA, and also give those attending the opportunity to fill out the application right at the event.
“Earning a college degree is a great way to get ahead in life and, for many, receiving financial aid is the only way they are able to make college a reality,” said Jill Price, Financial Aid director at Nicolet College.
She added that about 80 percent of the students attending Nicolet receive some form of financial aid and about $3 million was distributed to qualified Nicolet students for the current Spring Semester.
Applications are entered into a national database used by educational institutions to determine student eligibility and determine each individual student’s financial aid level.
Prospective students and their parents planning to complete the FAFSA form at the event will need to bring along completed income tax returns for 2011, W-2 statements, schedules and any other 2011 income or benefit information (dependent students should bring their parents income and asset information).
For more information, visit collegegoalwi.org.