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Students Seeking Financial Aid Encouraged to Attend FAFSA Completion Event

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Officials at Bolingbrook High School have organized a FAFSA Completion event from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. Credit: Patch File Photo
Officials at Bolingbrook High School have organized a FAFSA Completion event from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3. Credit: Patch File Photo

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Students who plan on seeking financial aid when they attend college next year are being encouraged to attend Bolingbrook High School’s FAFSA Completion event from 7-9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, according to a Valley View School District news release.

“The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a critical component in the financial aid process,” stated Chris Ruddy, chair of the Bolingbrook High School Guidance Department, in the release. “It is very important for families of seniors to complete the FAFSA as soon after Jan. 1 as possible.”

Representatives from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) as well as BHS will be on hand to explain the process and lead families through the actual application using BHS computers. Although the FAFSA requires current year income tax information, those who have yet to complete their 2013 federal income tax return are allowed to make income estimates and put actual numbers in once the return is finished, according to the Valley View School District news release.

Participants must bring Social Security numbers for both student and parent, the student’s driver’s license number, income tax information, information about any family assets, dates of birth for both parent and student, alien registration number (if applicable), and month and year of any marriages, separations, divorces or other changes in marital status.

The event is free but registration is required by contacting Sherri Sambucaro at SambucaroSA@vvsd.org. Seating is limited.

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