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Vol State financial aid help for TN Promise students

Staff Reports • Jan 12, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The financial aid application called FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is an important part of the process for the TN Promise scholarship program. Volunteer State Community College has a series of events in January where 2016 TN Promise students will be able to receive help in completing their FAFSA, learn about community service opportunities, and apply for admission to Vol State.

Refreshments will be provided, and those that apply for admission to Vol State while at the event will have their application fee waived. The sessions will be held on Saturday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Cookeville Higher Education Center on Neal Street; on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Livingston campus; and on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Gallatin campus. A reservation is required and can be completed online at volstate.edu/promise. Exact information about times and locations can also be found on that page.

Students should be sure to bring the student and parent social security numbers; student driver’s license or ID card; and student and parent 2015 tax returns (and spouse if married) and W-2 forms. If the student is not a citizen they should bring an alien registration number or permanent resident card (Green Card). Additional items that will be needed are any 2015 untaxed income information, such as child support; the current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts (amount only); and the current net worth of student (and spouse’s) business and investments.

Students and parents will need to obtain a FSA ID before they attend the event. That can be accomplished at fsaid.ed.gov. For more information contact the Office of Financial Aid at 615-230-3456.

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