“Free Application for Federal Student Aid”
Why Complete the FAFSA:
- Determines whether a student qualifies for need-based Federal financial aid
- Necessary if student is attending an in state school and planning on applying for financial aid through the state of Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
- Required by colleges to determine which students qualify for their own financial aid packages and scholarships
Here’s what you do:
- START NOW by creating an FSA ID username and password at www.fsaid.ed.gov. If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need an FSA ID.
- APPLY after October 1 on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov or obtain a copy of the application at your public library.
- DEADLINE for completing the application is March 1
Here’s what you will need: FSA ID, social security number, alien registration number, tax returns for yourself and your parent.
File the FAFSA as soon as possible in order to have the best chance to receive funds that you may qualify for. For assistance when filing your application call: 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243)
“FAFSA Completion Nights” Sponsored by Anne Arundel Community College (410) 777-2203
FAFSA Completion Events are free assistance with filling out your FAFSA.
Bring FSA ID and all items listed above in the “Here’s What You Will Need” section.
Location Date & Time
Northeast High School October 20, 2016 @ 8 am
Arundel High School October 20,20 16 @ 12 pm
Anne Arundel Community College, Careers Building 208 October 26, 2016 @ 10 am
Glen Burnie High School November 1, 2016 @ 6 pm
Meade High School November 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm
Old Mill High School November 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Northeast High School December 20, 2016 @ 8 am
Arundel High School December 2, 2016 @ 12 pm
Old Mill High School January 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Linthicum Community Library January 23, 2017 @ 7 pm
Maryland City Community Library January 25, 2017 @ 7 pm
Odenton Regional Library February 1, 2017 @ 7 pm
Glen Burnie Regional Library February 2, 2017 @ 7 pm
Arundel High School February 9, 2017 @ 6 pm
Crofton Community Library February 21, 2017 @ 7 pm
Severna Park Community Library February 22, 2017 @ 7 pm
Find out more about how ROTC (Reserve Officer’s Training Corp) can help finance your college degree: http://www.military.com/rotc
ROTC Programs at Anne Arundel Community College:
While at Anne Arundel Community College, students may enroll in either the Air Force ROTC program or in the Army ROTC program at the University of Maryland at College Park, or in the Army ROTC program at Bowie State University.
For more information about the Air Force ROTC program at the University of Maryland, contact their office at 301-314-7644 and for more information about the Army ROTC program at the University of Maryland, contact their office at 301-314-9238.
For more information about the Army ROTC program at Bowie State University, contact their office at 301-860-3565.
Financial Aid Websites
|Academic Common Market Tuition Assistance||http://www.sreb.org/|
|Federal Student Aid Program Information||https://studentaid.ed.gov/|
|Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)||https://fafsa.ed.gov/|
|Financial Aid Planning "For Parents"||https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/|
|Maryland Higher Education Student Aid||http://www.mhec.state.md.us/|
|College Savings Plan Network (529)||http://www.collegesavings.org/index.aspx|
|Estimate for Student Aid Eligibility||http://fafsa.ed.gov/FAFSA/app/f4cForm|
|Service Work for Tuition Assistance||http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps|
Scholarship Assistance Websites
|Financial Aid Guide and Scholarship Search||www.finaid.org|
|Information Regarding Scholarship Scams||www.nacacnet.org|
High School Scholarship Search
Go to your high school website and log on to your
“Family Connections/Naviance” student account and search for scholarships under the college folder. Get more information about your account from your High School Counseling Department.
*Additional resources are available in the CATN School Counseling Office.
Please feel free to stop by during regular school hours.