Tuesday, January 8

It's FAFSA time!!

Now that it’s 2008, it’s time to apply for a PIN and submit the ‘08-‘09 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)!

Annually, more than $80 billion in grants, work-study and low-interest loans are awarded to students who’ve completed the FAFSA. April 15 is the state Financial Aid fund deadline for Alaska, so apply early before funds run out!!

Pin Website: http://www.pin.ed.gov

FAFSA Website: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Northwest Campus school code: 001063

Remember, the FAFSA is a completely FREE application. You don’t need to pay anyone to help you fill out your FAFSA. If you need help filling it out, please call or attend a College Goal Sunday event in Nome, Shishmaref and Unalakleet. Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 2:00 Financial Aid Experts and volunteers will be available to provide you free help with your online application. Find out more at the College Goal Sunday Website: http://www.alaskacollegegoalsunday.com

Who is eligible to receive Federal Student Aid?
To receive federal student aid, you must meet certain requirements.
You must:
§ Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
§ Have a valid Social Security Number
§ Register with Selective Service if you are male and 18 to 25 years of age (go to www.sss.gov for more information).
§ Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate or pass an exam approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
§ Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program at a school that participates in the federal student aid programs.
§ Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study)

§ You must not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
§ You must demonstrate financial need (except for unsubsidized Stafford Loans).

Fill out the FAFSA!