College Goal Alaska

The FAFSA - Your #1 Step for Help Paying for College & Training

The FAFSA is the first and most important step for federal, state, and even some private financial aid. You can get free help filling out the form through College Goal Alaska. Events will take place October 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017. Click on the calendar below to find the site nearest you, or check back later as more sites are added.

     

The FAFSA is used for many forms of aid, from grants to loans to work-study. It's even the application for the Alaska Performance Scholarship. College Goal Alaska provides on-site expert assistance with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid professionals from Alaska's higher education institutions and the Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education will join other volunteers in key locations statewide to help Alaska's students complete the paperwork.


  



 


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Get an FSAID

Go to https://fsaid.ed.gov and apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSAID) before attending College Goal Alaska. Students, and parents of dependent students, need an FSAID to electronically sign the FAFSA. The FSAID replaces the PIN - if you or your parents previously used a PIN to sign the FASFA, you'll still need to create a new FSAID.

You should also gather all required documents, and any additional documents you think may be relevant.

What to Bring

You will need to bring the following, for the student, and for parents of dependent students:

  • Social security number (can be found on social security card)
  • Alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
  • Driver's license (if any)
  • 2014 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned (2015, if available)
  • 2015 untaxed income records including social security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare or veterans benefits records

Other important recent income information could include:

  • 2015 bank statements
  • 2015 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and/or other investment records