Parents/Guardians of Seniors and Juniors are reminded that tomorrow, Nov 29th, is the Financial Aid Night program at Baldwin High School. This valuable, must-attend program will be led by an expert from PHEAA.
This is evening is for you. You can come to one or both of the sessions:
6:00 PM Informational Session in the Baldwin High School LGI-1 Room located on the third floor above the pool
7:00 PM Completion Workshop in the Baldwin High School Library
Park in the South Parking Lot, on the right side of the school. We will have signs and students to help guide you.
Please note, if you are a parent/guardian of a junior, we want to open the night to you for information. You are not eligible to complete the financial aid process until October 1st of your child's senior year.
The Informational Session will be led by our PHEAA rep, who will explain in detail:
- the process for getting financial aid
- different types of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans
- where to look for scholarships
- how to deal with the financial aid officer at your child's college, tech school, or other post-secondary school
- EFC - expected family contribution - and how to fill the gap between EFC and tuition
- how EFC works in different scenarios
- other smart ways to cut back on college expenses
The FSA ID is the username and password you use on federal student aid websites such as fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov, and on the myStudentAid mobile app.
You can create an FSA ID now with this link. For more information about an FSA ID, go to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid.
What will I need to fill out the FAFSA?
To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need:
- An FSA ID to sign electronically - see above for more information
- Your Social Security Number
- Your Alien Registration Number (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Your federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
- Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
- Records of untaxed income (if applicable)