High School Seniors, Families to Get Help With FAFSA Feb. 12

by News Bureau on Tuesday, Feb. 07, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Feb. 7, 2012 – Southeast Missouri State University will host FAFSA Frenzy for high school seniors and their families from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in Dempster Hall on the corner of New Madrid and Henderson Streets on the main campus in Cape Girardeau and at the University’s Sikeston Campus at 2401 N. Main Street in Sikeston, Mo.

FAFSA Frenzy is a free state-wide event in which financial aid experts assist high school students and their parents in completing the 2012-2013 Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students use this application to apply for federal student grants, work-study money and loans to assist them in funding their college education. They also may use this application to apply for most state and some private financial aid.

Additional FAFSA Frenzy events are being conducted across the state. Attendees can enter for a chance to win a scholarship. Winners will be contacted at a later date. Scholarship drawing will include entries from all Missouri FAFSA Frenzy sites. Winners will receive their scholarships upon receipt of enrollment verification for the fall 2012 semester at a Missouri postsecondary institution.

Families that have completed their 2011 tax returns should bring their completed 2011 W-2 forms, copies of their 2011 tax forms, and student PIN and parent PIN, which can be applied for at www.pin.ed.gov (can also apply for PINs the day of the event). Families that have not completed their tax returns should bring their last year-end pay stub received in December 2011 for both the student and parents that shows year-to-date earnings, 2010 tax forms and 2011 statements of interest earned.

FAFSA Frenzy, a program of College Goal Sunday, is offered in Missouri through partnerships between the Missouri Department of Higher Education with the Missouri Association of Student Financial Aid Personnel, the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, the Lumina Foundation for Education, and the YMCA.

For more information, visit http://dhe.mo.gov/ppc/ffsites.php or call (573) 651-2253.