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Need help filling out the FAFSA?

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Last year, more than $2.3 billion in financial aid went unclaimed

If you need money for college, filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step. And, the sooner you apply, the better your chances of receiving the most aid.

Did you know? 

  • You have at least an 85% chance of getting some kind of financial aid.
  • 92% of applicants from low-income households receive grant money, which never has to be paid back.
Source: National College Access Network

Get help with your FAFSA

St.Petersburg College will host a free event for you and your parents to get one-on-one help completing the FAFSA. This one-day event is open to Pinellas County High School seniors and their parents as well as current college students. 

FAFSA Day
Saturday, Nov 11
9-11 a.m.
Northeast High School

Need special accommodations?

If you are an individual with a disability and require accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact us at 727-341-7920 at least one week prior to the event.

Event Checklist

Financial Aid experts will be available to help you and your parents file your FAFSA online. Those who participate can expect to get their FAFSA results in just one week. To ensure a successful online FAFSA submission, please bring the following:

  • Your Federal Student Aid FSA ID (to obtain your FSA ID go to https://fsaid.ed.gov)
  • Student’s/Parent’s 2016 W-2(s) and Federal Income Tax Forms (1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ)
  • 2016 untaxed income (social security, disability, workman's comp, etc.)
  • Driver’s license or state ID
  • Social Security number, Alien Registration number, date of birth for student, spouse and/or parents

Need more information?

For more information, call Gwen Reed at 727-341-7924.

Early FAFSA Filing


 
 



Making corrections to the FAFSA



Applying for Financial Aid

Select the Applying for Financial Aid playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • How do I apply for financial aid?
  • Does it cost to apply for financial aid?
  • When should I apply for financial aid?
  • When should I fill out a FAFSA?
  • Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year?
  • Do I have to wait for admission before applying for financial aid?
  • What does "Early FAFSA" mean?

Early FAFSA Filing

Select the Early FAFSA Filing playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • When should I apply for financial aid?
  • What tax information do I need to complete my FAFSA on or after October 1st?
  • What does "Early FAFSA" mean?

2018-19 Tutorial - First time FAFSA filers

Select the 2018-19 Tutorial - First time FAFSA filers playlist to find out more information about completing the FAFSA


2018-19 FAFSA Tutorial - Renewal FAFSA filers

Select the 2018-19 Tutorial - Renewal filers playlist to find out more information about completing the FAFSA


Making corrections to the FAFSA

Select the Making corrections to the FAFSA playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • 2018-19 FAFSA Corrections - Overview
  • 2018-19 FAFSA Corrections - Getting Started
  • 2018-19 FAFSA Corrections - Making Corrections to a Processed FAFSA
  • 2018-19 FAFSA Corrections - Confirmation
  • 2017-18 FAFSA Corrections - Overview
  • 2017-18 FAFSA Corrections - Getting Started
  • 2017-18 FAFSA Corrections - Making Corrections to a Processed FAFSA
  • 2017-18 FAFSA Corrections - Confirmation
  • 2017-18 Can I make corrections to my FAFSA after I have submitted it?

Understanding the FAFSA

Select the Understanding the FAFSA playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • What is the FAFSA?
  • What is the difference between a dependent and an independent student?
  • My family's financial situation is different than the income information I reported on my FAFSA. What can I do?
  • I am moving out of my parents' house and will support myself. Am I an independent student for the FAFSA?
  • I did not file a tax return last year because my income was too low. Can I still submit a FAFSA?
  • I submitted my FAFSA over 4 weeks ago, but haven't heard anything. What should I do?
  • What does the term EFC stand for?
  • What is an Award Letter?
  • Can my tax data be retrieved directly from the IRS?
  • 2017-18: Can I make a correction to my FAFSA after I have submitted it?
  • What tax information do I need to complete my FAFSA on or after October 1st?

IRS Data Retrieval Process

Select the IRS Data Retrieval Process playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • What is the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
  • Do I have to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
  • What are the advantages to using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing my FAFSA?
  • When will I be able to retrieve my tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
  • Will everyone be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing the FAFSA?
  • IRS Get Transcript Tutorial

Understanding the FAFSA

IRS Data Retrieval Process

After the FAFSA: What Happens Next?