October 13, 2022

Attention Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of Seniors: 

FAFSA Night we be held Monday, October 17th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This event will be held in the Martinsville High School library. Parents/guardians and students are encouraged to attend the FAFSA Night to receive help filing the FAFSA.

If your senior is at all interested in community college, college/university, workforce training programs, or trade school you should file the FAFSA. The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for federal financial aid such as grants (free money), low-interest loans, and work-study. 

Volunteers & Spanish translation will be available to answer any questions and help each family work toward completing the FAFSA.

Please see the following checklist for materials needed to complete the FAFSA:

  • Create your FSA ID account (BEFORE FAFSA NIGHT) - Students AND parents must create an FSA ID to file the FAFSA. They will have to verify your identity which can take up to 2-3 days. Visit www.studentaid.gov to create each account. 

  • Social Security Number(SSN) - An alien registration number may be used if either the student or  parent(s) do not have a SSN. (If you have any questions about non-citizenship eligibility, please let me know). 

    Driver's license number (if applicable)
  • 2021 Tax Returns (W-2 or 1040) 

  • Records of untaxed income/assets - Hard record copies are not required nor will the FAFSA ask for them, but it can make the filing process easier to have all information on hand. (Examples of untaxed income and assets include: child support, veteran benefits, savings and checking account balances, real estate investments, etc.)

  • A list of the school(s) you are interested in attending - The schools you list on the FAFSA will automatically receive your FAFSA results and will use it to determine the financial aid you'll receive. You can always remove a school later if you decide not to apply, but if you wait to add a school, you could miss out on financial aid.