Piedmont Technical College has extended FAFSA Week and expanded it to the college’s county campuses.
Due to security concerns, the IRS and the Department of Education now require all students and parents to enter their tax information by hand into their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In addition to FAFSA Week being held now through April 28, FASFA Days will be held at county campus locations.
“The changes that have been made means a more time-consuming process for students and their families completing the FAFSA and, potentially, a more burdensome verification process after students submit the application, as additional paperwork will need to be requested directly from the IRS.,” said Missy Perry, financial aid director at Piedmont Technical College.
Financial aid staff will be available on Monday, May 1 at the Newberry County Campus and the Edgefield County Campus; on Tuesday, May 2 at the Laurens County Campus and the McCormick County Campus; and on Wednesday, May 3 at the Abbeville County Campus and the Saluda County Campus. Staff will be available from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. Students should bring a photo ID and their 2015 tax return and their parents', if they’re under 24.
While completing their FAFSA, students can also learn about available grant, scholarship and loan programs. And financial aid representatives can answer questions on the spot.
“A great amount of financial aid is available each year. Students just need to apply,” said Perry.
“We are advising our students to complete their 2017-2018 FAFSA now,” said Perry.
For more information on filing the FAFSA, call (864) 941-8365.