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Clark State to hold FAFSA workshops for current, future students

Clark State Community College will hold a series of workshops to assist current and future students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

FAFSA is a form completed by current and prospective college students in the United States to determine their eligibility for student financial aid, said director of financial aid at Clark State, Suzanne Harmon.

“The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution of their choice,” Harmon said. “Getting ready for a new semester or a new school year often starts with scoping out costs and ways to pay for college.”

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Filling out the FAFSA form is an important first step in the education process, Harmon said.

“We are here to help,” Harmon said.

Federal student aid recipients have to meet certain requirements in order to be considered eligible for federal financial aid funds, according to a statement from Clark State.

Workshops will be on the Clark State campus in the Sara T. Landess Technology and Learning Center, Room 103 on the following dates: from 4 until 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 and Wednesday, Nov. 13 ; from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 and from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28.

Those unable to attend a session at the Springfield campus can attend additional workshops on the Beavercreek, Bellefontaine or Xenia campuses.

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According to a statement from Clark State, students looking to complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA (Spring 2020 and Summer 2020) at the workshop must bring the following: FSA ID (studentaid.go), student’s (and spouse if married) 2017 Federal Income Tax Return, parent’s 2017 Federal Income Tax Return (dependent students only), parent’s social security number, birth date, marital status and date (dependent students only), amounts of any additional income received in 2017 such as child support or untaxed income such as payments to tax deferred pension and permanent resident card if you are an eligible non-citizen.

Clark State said students looking to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA (Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021) at the workshop must bring the following: FSA ID (studentaid.gov0, student’s (and spouse if married) 2018 Federal Income Tax Return, parent’s 2018 Federal Income Tax Return (dependent students only), parent’s social security number, birth date, marital status and date (dependent students only), amounts of any additional income received in 2018 such as child support or untaxed income such as payments to tax deferred pensions and permanent resident card if you are an eligible non-citizen.

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