TCAT Elizabethton hosts FAFSA signup event
Published 10:28 am Monday, February 1, 2016
ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. – Receive help filing the 2016 Free Application For Student Aid to meet the Feb. 15 Tennessee Promise Deadline. TCAT Elizabethton will host the event Thursday, Feb. 4, from 6-8:30 p.m., in the multipurpose room of the Administration Building at the TCAT Elizabethton Main Campus, located at 426 Highway 91 North in Elizabethton.
Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program that began in the fall of 2015. The scholarship covers tuition and fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation funds. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology, or other eligible institution offering an associate’s degree program.
College Goal Tennessee (http://tn.gov/collegegoaltn) is a free, volunteer charitable effort to provide information and assist low-income and first-generation college students and their families. Students planning to attend the workshop need to log onto the Website to register to allow for efficient seating. College Goal Tennessee helps families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) required to qualify for college financial aid nationwide.
. Students and/or parents should bring the following items if available:
· 2015 federal tax return or other income documentation
· Social security numbers for student and parents
· Driver’s license
· 2015 W-2 forms or other records of income
· 2015 untaxed income records – social security, temporary assistance to needy families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
· 2015 bank statements
· 2015 business and investment mortgage information, stock, bond, and other investment records
· Alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen)
The FAFSA form, used at colleges, universities, and technical schools nationwide, should be submitted before Feb. 15 to get the maximum aid available, even if the student has not selected a college. In addition to being the application for federal aid, the FAFSA form also serves as the application for the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship and the Tennessee Student Assistance Award programs. To maintain eligibility for the TN Promise Scholarship, the student must submit the FAFSA prior to February 15th.
For additional information, contact the Office of Financial Aid at (423) 543-0070, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.