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Students encouraged to fill out FAFSA

Chaparral to host workshops Oct. 11 to help families with FAFSA applications

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Students are encouraged to fill out their FAFSA as soon as possible. Chaparral will be hosting a workshop on Oct. 11.

Students are encouraged to fill out their FAFSA as soon as possible. Chaparral will be hosting a workshop on Oct. 11.

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Students are encouraged to fill out their FAFSA as soon as possible. Chaparral will be hosting a workshop on Oct. 11.

Omar Dana, Staff Writer

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Students looking to pay for college should start filling out their Free Application For Federal Student Aid, which opened Oct. 1

Chaparral High School will be hosting a FAFSA workshop Oct. 11 from 2:15 to 6 p.m. in Rooms 225, 226, and 227.

FAFSA provides free money for families to go to college.

“It can help them provide the resources to go to college, provide free money, and grants that they don’t have to pay back, filling out a FAFSA application is always positive, nothing negative,” said Pierce Belaustegui, Communities in School site coordinator at Chaparral.

Teresa Garzon, Student Parent Involvement Facilitator, at Chaparral for Gear Up, handed out the FAFSA applications and works with families to fill them out along with the Gear Up ambassador, Joanie Mares.

In order to receive financial aid, students need to create an account (a Federal Student Aid ID) here and need to have following information: date of birth, W-2 forms from all jobs in 2016, tax forms 1099-MISC/1099-SSA, 2016 federal tax returns, child support documents, 2016 food stamps award letter, and untaxed pensions and retirement plans.

“It’s an excellent program, and I want students to take advantage of it,” history teacher Jennifer Moore said.

Garzon said she loves to support students and families when it comes to filling out the FAFSA because this is free money for college.

Those looking for extra help filling out the FAFSA can attend the workshop on Oct. 11 in three different rooms from 2:15 to 6 p.m. Students looking to attend UNLV, Nevada-Reno and Nevada State College can fill out their FAFSA in Room 225; Students applying to College of Southern Nevada meet in Room 226, where they can also apply for the Nevada Promise Scholarship, while those looking to attend an out-of-state school will meet in Room 227.

Danny Hubley, a senior at Chaparral, said FAFSA will help him because he and his father can’t pay for the full amount of college.

“I hope I can get scholarships, so that I’ll get more money for college,” Hubley said.

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