The time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2021-2022 academic year has arrived. Jackson State Community College is hosting a series of workshops to assist students and their parents in completing the application. The workshops are currently running with the last one being held on Dec. 14.
Completion of the FAFSA is an essential requirement to access financial aid for attending college. This requirement extends to all those who have applied for or receive the last-dollar scholarships known as Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect.
John Brandt, Director of Financial Aid, notes that special provisions have been made for this year’s workshops to allow for a safe environment for both attendees and workers during the event. “Only four students at a time, along with their parent or guardian, will be allowed in the computer lab,” said Brandt. “Attendees must make an appointment in advance by completing the form at jscc.edu/appt.”
Brandt encourages everyone to attend the free workshops at JSCC. “This is a great opportunity to take care of this essential detail for receiving financial assistance of any kind,” said Brandt. “With a small amount of preparation, students can complete this task in approximately 30 minutes, and we are more than happy to help.”
The documentation needed at the workshop includes tax returns, W2 forms, amounts for child support paid or received, and any other relevant financial documents for the 2019 tax year. New students planning to enroll in the spring 2021 term will need documents for the 2018 tax year. Applicants who are dependents should bring a parent with them.
For a complete listing of dates and times, visit jscc.edu/fafsa. Call 731-425-2605 for any other questions.