College financial aid paperwork help at Vol State

Submitted on January 27, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Financial aid is consistently listed as one of the most important factors students consider when applying for college. Volunteer State Community College will have free financial aid help in February and March, no matter what college or university a student wants to attend.

"College Goal Sunday" will be held on February 14. The Vol State Financial Aid Office will have a special session in the Caudill Hall auditorium from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. College financial aid offices across the nation will be open to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application is used to apply for federal student grants, work-study aid, loans, state, and some private aid. There are some important documents students will need, before starting the application, including 2009 tax forms and W-2 forms. High school students are advised to bring a parent, if possible, along with their tax documents. The FAFSA form also requires common information, such as social security and driver's license numbers. Students are advised to go online and apply for a FAFSA online PIN number, before they visit the Financial Aid Office for help. The PIN number can be obtained on the website www.pin.ed.gov

Vol State will also have extended Financial Aid Office hours from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on February 25 and March 2. The office will be open on Saturday, March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments for are not required, but are encouraged.

Vol State is located at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. The Financial Aid Office is on the bottom floor of the Wood Campus Center. For more information about "College Goal Sunday" visit the website www.CollegeGoalSundayTN.org or call 615-230-3456.

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