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Financial Aid Office to Offer Free FAFSA Completion Session

In April, the Financial Aid Office at Pennsylvania College of Technology will offer a free session on the main campus in Williamsport to help students, prospective students and families complete the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The session will be held Tuesday, April 2, in the Advisement Center on the first floor of Penn College’s Student and Administrative Services Center (the building adjacent to the large American flag at the college’s main entrance off Maynard Street).

The session will begin at 4:30 p.m. Attendees will be invited to complete and submit their 2013-14 FAFSAs using the center’s computers before the session ends at 7 p.m. Staff will assist attendees as needed with the online FAFSA completion process.

The FAFSA is required by colleges and universities to determine if students are eligible for federal and state grants, student and parent loans, and scholarships. The primary goal of the sessions is to assist individuals and families in completing the FAFSA accurately so that funds can be made available to students pursuing higher education. Parents and students attending any college or university are invited to receive this free assistance.

All attendees who plan to submit a FAFSA during this session should bring copies of their 2012 financial documents, including federal tax returns, W-2 forms, untaxed income statements, child support paid or received amounts, as well as amounts for their current assets.

In addition, families that submit their federal tax returns electronically at least three weeks prior to the FAFSA session will, in most cases, be eligible for the time-saving IRS Data Retrieval process.

Students who are 23 or younger should attend with a parent or guardian.

“I am pleased that my staff is able to offer this opportunity and provide personal service for our prospective and current students to ensure they are maximizing their financial aid resources,” said Candace Baran, financial aid director at Penn College.

Registration is required for the FAFSA completion session. For more information – or to preregister for the event – call the Financial Aid Office at 570-327-4766 or email.

For more information about the college, call toll-free 800-367-9222.

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