EVENT 1: April 17 FAFSA Completion Event

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    When: Wednesday, April 17, 5:30pm-7:30pm
    Where: Pinellas Park High School, 6305 118th Ave. N., Largo

    The FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is an application that can help you secure scholarships, grants and loans to pay for college.  The event starts at 5:30. Please arrive by 6:30pm to ensure you have enough time to complete your FAFSA.

    What to Bring: Students and Parent(s) should each bring

    • Social Security Number or Alien Registration Number (if applicable)
    • 2022 federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned
    • Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
    • Net worth of businesses & farms (if applicable) Records of 2022 untaxed income (if applicable) Child support received from last complete calendar year (if applicable)
    • FSA ID (create one ahead of time at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch)


    EVENT 2: April 25 Virtual FAFSA Event

    Register for April 25 FAFSA Event

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    Pinellas County School District and ScholarTrek Virtual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Walkthrough Event on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 5:30-8:00pm.  

    Students and families may join for all or portions of the virtual event. 

    Event Schedule 

    • 5:30-6:30 p.m.  - FAFSA Walkthrough: We will walk you page by page through the application form. 
    • 6:30-7:30 p.m. - FAFSA Glitches & Award Packages: We will address and provide solutions/updates to the many hiccups students are facing in completing the FAFSA form. We will also show you examples of what is included in a college's financial aid package (in state, private, and out of state).  
    • 7:30-8:00 p.m. - Q&A 



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  • The Free Application for Federal Student Aid has been overhauled this year. 

    Please review the FAFSA Checklist to determine who needs to contribute to the FAFSA and who will need an FSA ID as well as what documents you need to have a successful FAFSA submission. Once you determine who needs an FSA ID, go to Create an Account to get started.

FAQs on the Better FAFSA

  • Q. What is the Better FAFSA?

  • Q: When will the 2024-25 FAFSA open?

  • Q: Why is the form opening in December instead of the standard October 1 date?

  • Q: This new process is being referred to as “FAFSA Simplification.” Is the new form really simplified?

  • Q: Will a student or parent be able to access the 2024-25 FAFSA without an FSA ID?

  • Q: Will individuals without Social Security numbers (SSN) be able to secure an FSA ID to use with the 2024-25 FAFSA?

  • Q: What is the new name for the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

  • Q: Will the number of family members in college still be used in determining the SAI?

  • Q: Will small business and family farm net values still be exempt when reporting assets?

  • Q. What are the most significant changes coming to the 2024-25 FAFSA form?

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