Pay4CollegeCollege-bound students and their families will receive free assistance completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at Beloit Public Library (BPL) from 6:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 9.

Volunteer financial aid professionals and educators will be on hand at this College Goal Wisconsin to provide one-on-one help for students and their families complete the FAFSA. Students who attend and submit their FAFSA are entered into a drawing for a scholarship to a school of their choice.

Anyone who is planning to pursue a post-secondary education in the 2024-25 academic year should complete the FAFSA. This includes high school seniors, continuing college students, transfer students, and adults considering pursuing higher education. The FAFSA is the form that must be submitted to be considered for federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans.

You will need the following items to complete your 2024-25 FAFSA. If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, you will also need these items for your parent(s).
• 2022 Federal Tax Return and W2s.
• 2022 Untaxed Income Records, such as child support or veteran’s non-education benefits
• Information on savings, investments, business assets and farm assets (if applicable)
• Driver’s License (if you have one)
• Cell phone (if you have one)
• Social Security Number
• Alien Registration Card or Permanent Resident Card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
• Date of birth for parents
• Month and year of parents’ marriage, divorce, or separation

It is highly recommended that a dependent student attends the event with a parent so the FAFSA can be submitted that evening. It is also recommended that families set up a Federal Student Aid ID before the event at https://studentaid.gov.

This College Goal Wisconsin event is one of 49 in-person events being held across the state this fall. BPL is the only public library in the state that is hosting. Alternative dates are available for those unable to attend the event at BPL, including several virtual events.Additional dates, locations, starting times, a list of what to bring, and other information can be found by visiting the College Goal Wisconsin website at collegegoalwi.org. Contact collegegoalwi@gmail.com with questions.

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