With the new year having arrived and many deadlines approaching, I Know I Can has one question for CCS senior class teachers and counselors: Are your students on track and making plans to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? If not, there’s still time, and they’re in luck because I Know I Can is excited to enter yet another year of FAFSA Workshops. These workshops have been designed to provide families and students with expert assistance for completing and submitting their FAFSAs in accordance with colleges’ and universities’ priority deadlines. By submitting early, students will not only check off one more task from their “college to-do lists,” but they will also maximize their potential for state and federal financial aid.
This year, I Know I Can is also excited to offer families with four workshop dates that will include free tax assistance from trained tax professionals of the The Franklin County Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition.
In order to keep the process as seamless as possible, IKIC does ask families to come prepared with all of the proper documents and information. For preparation details and instructions, as well as a full workshop schedule, please visit http://www.iknowican.org/fafsa2012.aspx. Workshops will be held on weekday evenings beginning Jan. 28 and continuing throughout the month of February, including two Saturday workshop dates. Students are invited and encouraged to ask for one-on-one assistance from their IKIC College Advisors if they are unable to attend a workshop or have any questions regarding their FAFSA submission.