Getting a Jumpstart on FAFSA
EIP Seniors, as you reach the midpoint of the final chapter of your high school career, January also marks the time to get a jumpstart on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a critical resource that is free for students who are eligible to apply; the FAFSA helps determine the level of financial aid a student will need. Future college students who plan to enroll in the Fall of 2011 must complete the FAFSA 2011-2012 form. It will become available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov on January 1, 2011. EIP will host a FAFSA workshop on January 8th, 2011, to guide seniors and their parents through the application process. Further details will be sent via mail. Students and parents must apply for a pin number that will serve as an electronic signature. You can apply for your pin at http://www.pin.ed.gov and bring both student and parent pins to the workshop to ensure submission of your FAFSA application on the day of the workshop. We look forward to seeing you all on January 8th.