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Oct 20th- FAFSA Completion Workshop & Financial Aid Presentations

Reported by webmaster@ipsd.org on 10/15/20

Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and navigating the financial aid can be an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be. The Waubonsie Valley Counseling Department wants to give students & families the tools and knowledge they need to tackle the cost of attending college. Next week we will be offering two events for students & families to assist them through the financial aid process.

FAFSA Completion Workshop:
Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) will be leading an online seminar that leads families step by step through filling out their FAFSA application. The seminar will last approximately 90 minutes, and at the end of the seminar families will be ready to submit their FAFSA. Students and families should come prepared with the following documents: 2019 federal tax returns, W-2s, banking statements, records of investments, records of untaxed income, list of colleges you would like to attend, social security number, alien registration number, FSA ID. This information will not be shared with the presenters but entered directly onto the student’s FAFSA application. For security reasons, the link to this presentation will be shared directly with senior students and guardians through email.

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Conquering College Costs- Financial Aid Presentation
On Tuesday, October 20th, the Waubonsie Valley counseling department was originally scheduled to offer “Conquering College Costs” to all of our parents. Because of COVID, we are making this available to all families in their homes through the following link: https://youtu.be/KDpF8sOoYgU . This video is now active and can be viewed at any time.

Frank Palmasani, author of “Right College, Right Price” will discuss how you can maximize your opportunities for scholarships and grants – thus reduce your college sticker price. He will also share his unique method of finding “financial fits,” affordable college options.
Frank Palmasani has been a staunch advocate of paying for college without excessive debt for over 35 years. He has spoken to thousands of parents at seminars during that time, presented at counselor conferences, and been interviewed by radio and TV outlets across the country. His enthusiastic style will keep you interested in this important topic.

On Tuesday, October 20th at 7pm, we have partnered with Metea Valley to set up a zoom meeting with Frank Palmasani so that he can answer community questions.
While the video presentation is available to all students & families, the Live Q&A link will only be shared with senior families through email.

FAFSA Completion Workshop ( pdf)

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