Students and families: FAFSA Fest workshops are Saturday, Jan. 30

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(Jan. 26, 2010)---The UTSA Office of Student Financial Aid and Enrollment Services will host annual FAFSA Fest workshops from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Main and Downtown campuses. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The events are free and open to the public. The workshop locations are:

  • UTSA Main Campus, Multidisciplinary Studies Building Room 1.03.06
  • UTSA Downtown Campus, Frio Street Building Room 2.400

The workshops help students and their families to submit the FAFSA as early as possible. Filing the FAFSA early is crucial for students because most universities determine free-money funding such as grants on a first-come, first-served basis. The workshops will provide individual counseling and computer access to file the application.

For more information, visit the UTSA Financial Aid Web site.

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FAFSA required documents

  • 2009 or 2008 income tax return (whether filed or hand-written) or W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Social Security number
  • Driver's license number (if student has one)

Other items that may be required

  • Alien Registration Receipt card (if applicable)
  • Knowledge of federal benefits received, such as Supplemental Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Welfare
  • Records of child support paid
  • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
  • Records of student grant, scholarships and fellowship aid including AmeriCorps awards that were included in the student's (or parents') Adjusted Gross Income
  • Stock, bond and other investment records
  • Business and farm records