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RBC I In order to complete the FAFSA at the College Goal Sunday program, you and your parents will need your 2010 federal tax records. You will need to refer to the following:
- Social Security number (can be found on Social Security card)
- Driver’s license (if any)
- 2010 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
- 2010 untaxed income records – Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare or veterans benefits records
- Your 2010 bank statements
- 2010 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
- Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- If possible, please register for a Personal Identification Number or PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. This will allow you to electronically sign your FAFSA for faster processing.
Anyone interested in attending higher education who might need financial assistance in paying for college should attend the College Goal Sunday program with a parent or legal guardian.
If the student or his/her parent(s) are filing a 2010 income tax return, we recommend filling it out before completing the FAFSA. However, the income tax return does not need to be sent to the IRS before filling out the FAFSA.
You can fill out the FAFSA online. It is recommended that you and your parents get PIN codes first so you can sign the FAFSA electronically and not have to print out, sign and send in a paper signature page. Here are the web addresses: Pin: www.pin.ed.gov and FAFSA on the Web: www.fafsa.ed.gov
Students use the FAFSA application to apply for federal student grants, workstudy money, scholarships and loans to assist them in funding their college education. They may also use this application to apply for most state and some private financial aid.
You should apply as soon as possible after Jan. 1, once your parents have completed their 2010 income tax return. However, if the college has a deadline earlier than when your parents will have their taxes done, estimate in order to meet the college’s deadline. You can always correct the information later.