Filing For FAFSA

by Brittany Harris on February 8, 2011 at 5:53 am

Planning for college can be tough, but getting your finances in order can make the process a little bit easier.

Zane State College is hosting College Goal Sunday, which is a financial aid event that is held throughout the state to assist students and parents with completing the free application for federal student aid or better known as FAFSA.

"It’s something that everybody who is interested in going to college, even if you’re thinking about going to college you should do. It’s opened up to anybody, you don’t have to go to Zane State, it’s for anybody that’s going to any certain college," said Financial Aid Assistant Advisor Stacy Bernard.

FAFSA is the federal application that is required to receive federal financial aid including the federal pell grant and student loans, as well as need-based state grants. You must bring a copy of your 2010 taxes and your W-2’s to fill out the application.

"If you don’t have your taxes done you can come in and estimate it from what you’ve done last year or you can just leave that part blank and put will file for your tax information and you’ll still get your FAFSA results," said Bernard.

She said more than 80% of the students at Zane State are on some form of financial aid. The event will take place this Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Campus Center.

You can register by visiting