August 22, 2014

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High school seniors advised to file financial aid paperwork Print E-mail

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority is recommending that high school seniors who plan to further their education at a college or technical school this fall complete the application for financial aid as soon as possible in January. Continuing college students will need to file an update of information filed in previous year.

The application is known as the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The information from this paperwork determines whether a student qualifies for aid in the form of federal and state grants, work - studies, and federal student loans.

Some colleges also award their own grants and scholarships based on information contained in the FAFSA.

It is recommended that the FAFSA be completed online at but a paper form is available upon request by calling 1-800 - 4 - Fed - Aid.

An application worksheet and helpful tips packet with a list of necessary financial documents is available in the guidance office at Pendleton County High School.

On January 23 there will be a FAFSA Workshop in the main computer lab at Pendleton County High School to assist students and parents in submitting the online application.

Come any time between the hours of 4 and 7 p.m. Participants are encouraged to complete as much of the worksheet as possible prior to the event and bring supporting financial documents for reference. Several professionals will be on hand to assist you that evening.