If you’re planning on starting at Central Penn College in either the summer or the fall term, you will need to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) if you haven’t done so already. The deadline is April 15th, which is coming up soon! Have you submitted your FAFSA? If not, we have some helpful tips for you to finish it up as soon as possible!
1) If you haven’t already gotten a PIN, go to www.pin.ed.gov to request yours as soon as possible.
2) When you have your pin, start your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.
3) To save lots of time and paperwork, use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for both students and parents.
4) Make sure to add Central Penn’s school code to your FAFSA! Our school code is 004890.
5) Answer EVERY question on the FAFSA, even if it seems unnecessary! (For example, one question will ask if you are a US Citizen – even if you think that the answer is obvious, you still need to answer the question, or you will have problems with the FAFSA!)
In addition to submitting the FAFSA, you’ll also need to fill out Central Penn College’s Financial Aid Application. Make sure to check your email – that’s how you’ll be receiving the form!
If the financial aid office needs additional information from you, or if we see any problems with your forms, we will be getting in touch with you as soon as we can. So if you get a message from us, please help us out by trying your best to get in touch with us too!
If you have any questions while you’re working on the FAFSA, you can contact me, Kelly Fox, your Financial Planning Coordinator, at KellyFox@CentralPenn.edu or 717-728-2246.
Again, make sure to submit your FAFSA and your Central Penn Financial Aid Application by April 15th! Once we’ve received all of your financial aid paperwork, your award letter will be sent within a few weeks.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]http://blogs.centralpenn.edu/admissions/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/03/Central-Penn-Counselors-831.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Kelly Fox is the Financial Planning Coordinator for traditional students at Central Penn. She has worked at Central Penn for almost ten years, and she loves helping students and their families through the financial aid process![/author_info] [/author]