FAFSA Frenzy offers free FAFSA help

Monday, February 2nd, 2015 • 9:11 am

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is a vital step in getting help to pay for college. By attending FAFSA Frenzy on February 15th students and families can get free, expert help in filling out this important form.

FAFSA Frenzy will have two sessions, one from 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 pm February 15th at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington. Financial-aid professionals — primarily from Wyoming postsecondary institutions — will provide assistance in completing the FAFSA. College-bound students must complete the FAFSA to qualify for federal and state financial aid, as well as scholarships and grants offered by many colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools.

Students 23 years of age or younger should attend the FAFSA Frenzy with their parents or guardians and bring their parents’ and their own completed 4013 or 2014 Internal Revenue Service 1040 tax returns, if available, or W-2 Forms or other 2013 or 2013 income, asset and benefits information. If parents cannot attend, students may attend alone, but they must bring the same income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend and bring their own completed 2013 or 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, if available, or W-2 Forms or other 2013 income, asset and benefits information.

Everything else — including pens, pencils, FAFSAs and snacks — will be provided. This event is free and open to anyone seeking assistance with the FAFSA. This year’s event will feature booths highlighting Scholarships, GI Veterans Benefits, University of Wyoming and 4-year transfers, Work-study, and Gear-Up.

EWC will host Lancer Look on Monday February 16. Lancer Look gives students the opportunity to tour the campus. Students can meet with instructors and coaches and visit a class. You can also find out more about EWC scholarships, financial aid, and housing.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the sessions run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with lunch provided. A drawing will be held for multiple book waivers valued at $250 courtesy of the EWC Foundation.

For more information about the FAFSA Frenzy call Becky McAllister at 307.532.8327. To register for Lancer Look, call Marisol Chavez at 307.532.8230.

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