RCC to assist students with FAFSA applications

HAMLET — Richmond Community College is holding a FAFSA Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 21 to help current and prospective students apply for federal financial aid.

Students must complete a FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application is filled out online, and students must submit a new FAFSA each academic year.

“Because the FAFSA must be completed online, we invite people to RCC’s campus where they can use our computers and get help from our staff,” said Jon Carter, director of Financial Aid. “Our staff will be on hand July 21 to assist people with the process and make sure they fill out the form properly so they have every opportunity to qualify for financial aid.”

Here is a list of materials that current or future students will need:

— Social Security Number

— Driver’s license (if any)

— W2 Forms for the previous year and other records of money earned

— Most recent Federal Income Tax Return: IRS Form 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ, 1040Telefile, foreign tax return, or tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia

— Parent’s Federal Income Tax Return for the previous year (if you are a dependent student as defined by federal criteria)

— Current bank statements

— Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records

— Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible noncitizen.

“If someone does not have all this information with them on July 21, our staff will assist in making sure the FAFSA is still submitted as accurately as possible,” Carter said.

Staff will be availalbe in room five of the Lee Building on the college’s main campus, which is located at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet.

For information, call 910-410-1723 or visit www.richmondcc.edu/admissions/financial-aid.

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