FAFSA Night is November 5th from 4:30 to 7:00 PM in the JFK cafeteria. This is an opportunity for students to receive one on one support to help them apply for financial aid to potentially receive up to $6,000 for their post secondary plans.
If your child plans to attend college next year, the most important thing they need to do – in addition to applying to college – is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form helps to determine whether your student qualifies for financial aid to pay for college. If your child is eligible, financial aid typically comes in the form of varying amounts of federal and state financial assistance, known as grants, loans and work study.
To submit the FAFSA, your student must be a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident. Parents do not need to be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents for the student to complete the FAFSA and be eligible for federal financial aid.
Students who do not have a Social Security Number will still be able to complete Financial Aid forms during our FAFSA night. We will have support available for students to complete individual Aid forms for various colleges in Colorado, including MSU Denver, CCD and CSU. We will also have paper copies of the Colorado Opportunity Fund Application for DACA an Dreamer students to complete to qualify for a state funded grants. Please bring all the same required documents and we will support you in a confidential and manner.
We want John F Kennedy High School students to receive the maximum amount of financial aid possible to help cover the cost of their education after high school, whether they attend a technical, two-year or four-year college. We urge you and your student to review the information below in order to ensure timely completion and processing of the FAFSA. Also, please note that the FAFSA may be used by colleges to determine eligibility for college-based scholarships; other scholarship providers, including the DSF Scholarship, also require that student complete the FAFSA.
- File your 2018 federal tax return as soon as possible. Students and parents must provide tax information on the FAFSA. If you are not required to file taxes, you can still complete the FAFSA with your W-2 and other financial information. See attached checklist for information required to successfully complete the FAFSA.
- Attend a Denver Scholarship Foundation FAFSA Workshop. You and your student will receive specialized, one-on-one assistance completing the FAFSA from trained experts and volunteers. John F Kennedy High School Room 305 on November 5th from 4:30pm – 7:00pm.
- Please bring the following documents: Social Security Card, Parent 2018 Tax Return, Student 2018 Tax Return (if filed), Parent W2, Student W2, Parent investment totals, Parent marriage or divorce dates, and any untaxed income (worker’s comp, disability, SSD, etc).
Please sign up for a time here.
If you, or your student, have questions about the FAFSA, please contact Emily Weiss or Ambria Merriex, our College Advisors 720-423-4465.