UW-Stevens Point to Host Financial Aid Event Oct. 11

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) – Families looking for help applying for college financial aid are invited to attend a free event at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Tuesday evening.

College Goal Wisconsin will be offered at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the UW-Stevens Point College of Professional Studies building, 1901 Fourth Ave., Stevens Point. Parking is available in Lot E on Isadore Street.

In addition to obtaining help with the application, the high school students present will be able to participate in a draw. Arrive at 6 p.m. to take full advantage of the resources available. Dependent students must be accompanied by a parent to successfully submit the FAFSA at the event. Since the FAFSA requires these details, attendees will want to bring 2021 federal income tax returns and W2s, 2021 untaxed income statements (such as child support and veteran’s benefits), information on savings, investments, business and agricultural assets, if any, cell phone, social security number, driver’s license and dates of birth, marriage, divorce or separation of parents.

Financial aid professionals and volunteers will offer assistance and answer questions on the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The event is intended for high school students and their families, however, continuing education students, transfer students, and adults wishing to attend college or university are welcome.

The College Goal Wisconsin event is an opportunity for new students and their families to get help completing the FAFSA, which colleges use to determine eligibility for federal, state, and financial aid. institutional.

“Passing the FAFSA gives students the opportunity to be considered for federal and state financial aid that includes grants, work study, loans, and other types of institutional aid and scholarships. Additionally, new for Fall 2023, the FAFSA should be considered for the UW System’s new initiative, the Wisconsin Tuition Promise,” Slowinski said.

The Wisconsin Tuition Pledge will ensure that underserved Wisconsin students from families earning less than $62,000 a year can attend any university in the UW system tuition-free. Starting in fall 2023, it will provide up to four years of tuition and fee funding to eligible students.