Wednesday, February 5, 2014

FAFSA Day 2014

We're excited to invite families in Spring Branch to participate in Houston's FAFSA Day 2014.

Houston FAFSA Día - 20 de febrero 2014
The goal of FAFSA Day is to increase the FAFSA/TASFA completion rate in the city of Houston.  Houston is the 4th largest city in the country and yet it has a very low financial aid completion rate among students.  Research shows that if students complete the FAFSA they are 90% more likely to attend college.  We hope you will join us at one of the FAFSA Day Trusted Centers to learn, prepare and apply for student financial aid.

Los estudiantes que completen la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA) es un paso clave en la educación continua después de la secundaria. La ayuda está disponible!​

I'm not sure what FAFSA and TASFA are? 
FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  TASFA is the  Texas Application for Financial Aid for undocumented students.

What can I do today to prepare for FAFSA Day 2014?

What type of assistance will I receive if I go to an official FAFSA Day Trusted Center on Feb. 20

From answering questions about the FAFSA and TASFA to assisting you and your student apply, individuals will be on-hand at trusted Centers to assist you with your FAFSA and TAFSA.  The new application for the FASFA is available online now(View schedules and locations at:

What should I bring with me when I go to the FAFSA Center?
Qué llevar al llenar la FAFSA / TASFA

  • Social Security Number
    (Número de Seguro Social)
  • Driver’s License (If You Have One)
    (Número de licencia de conducir)
  • 2013 W-2 Forms (Records of Money Earned)
    (Más recientes W-2 o de fin de año de pago talón)
  • You and Your Spouse’s, or Your Parents’ 2013 Federal Income Tax Return (IRS 1040, 1040A, 1040 EZ, Foreign Tax Return)
    (Más reciente declaración de impuestos federales)
  • 2013 Untaxed Income Records (Veteran’s Benefits, Child Support Received, Worker’s Compensation)
    (Registros de ingresos no tributables)
  • Current Bank Statements
    (Extracto de cuenta (s))
  • Current Business & Investment Mortgage Information, Business & Farm Records, Stock, Bond, and other Investment Records
    (Registros comerciales y de inversión)
  • Alien Registration or Permanent Resident Card if Not a US Citizen
    (Tarjeta de Registro de Extranjero (si no es un ciudadano de los EE.UU.))
  • If you were born before Jan. 1, 1992 you do not need to bring parental information.
    Los estudiantes que nacieron antes de 01 de enero 1992 no tienen que llevar la información de los padres.
When applying for the FAFSA, make sure you are on the official government website. 
There is no charge to apply for the FAFSA.
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Things to remember:

  • Merit-based scholarships often require a complete FAFSA.
  • Check for verification status to be sure you're finished and your application was submitted.
  • Compare award letters to get the best deal.
  • Mark your calendar to do the FAFSA again next year!