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NMC to Conduct Financial Aid Workshop for Kagman High School Students (April 2, 2013)

The Northern Marianas College will be conducting a financial aid workshop for Kagman High School students and is encouraging all parents to provide their children with the necessary information and documents to enable them to complete the application process.

The aim of the workshop, which will be held on April 5, 2013, is to help students prepare for college by assisting them with filling the Free Application for Financial Student Aid, or FAFSA. This is the form that students need to complete in order to apply for federal student aid such as the Pell grant, which awards up to $5,645 a year.

Financial aid funds can be used to pay for college expenses such as tuition, books, technology resources (like laptop or tablet computer), room and board, transportation and other expenses necessary to ensure student success in college.

According to Manny Castro, Financial Aid Counselor at NMC, college expenses can add up quickly for new students.

“We encourage that students who will be attending college for the first time maximize all financial resources by applying for grants and scholarships,” Castro said.

During the workshop, Kagman High School seniors will receive one-to-one assistance in filling out the FAFSA and also receive information about other financial aid opportunities.

The workshop will be conducted on April 5, 2013 at Kagman High School with two scheduled sessions for that day: a morning session from 10:00am-11:30pm and an afternoon session from 12:25pm-1:45pm.

To ensure that all students complete the FAFSA, parents of KHS seniors are encouraged to have their children bring/complete the following required documents to the workshop:

”¢ Student’s and parent’s filed 2012-1040 tax returns along with their 2012 W-2 statements.
Ӣ U.S. Passport, Birth Certificate, and/or U.S. Permanent Residency Card (Green Card).
”¢ Parent’s signature on FAFSA application & Verification Worksheet. Available at (
Ӣ Fill-out Step One (Student) questions 1-31 of the FAFSA.
Ӣ Answer the questions on Step Three (Student) (45-57) of the FAFSA.
Ӣ Fill out Step Four (Parent) questions 58-78.
Ӣ Verify that all information is accurate and legible.

A FAFSA workshop has also been scheduled for April 22-26 from 8:30am to 10:30am at Marianas High School. For more information, please contact the NMC Financial Office at 234-5498 Ext. 1281 or 1525.

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