UNM-LA will assist families with preparing their 2020-2021 FAFSAs at a workshop on Oct. 9. Courtesy photo
The University of New Mexico Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is offering a workshop to assist students (and their families) in completing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA) from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. Computers will be available so participants can complete the online application during the event. UNM-LA has planned this event to provide assistance. The workshop will be held in building 6, room 639 on the UNM-LA campus, 4000 University Drive. Any community member who plans to file a FAFSA is welcome.
The priority deadline for FAFSA 2020-21 is January 6 for all UNM campuses. Students meeting the priority deadline will receive first consideration for various federal and state grants, such as the Federal Pell Grant. Unlike a loan, a Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. A completed FAFSA is also required for many scholarship, work-study, and loan programs.
UNM-LA staff will be available to answer questions about the FAFSA and to walk students through the application process. For those who plan to complete the FAFSA during the workshop, please bring:
- Student and parent (if applicable) Social Security Numbers
- Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen
- Student and parent 2018 federal tax returns, W-2 forms, and records of any untaxed income
- An FSA ID (if you have one)
Applicants may be able to transfer their federal tax return information into the FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. The office of Federal Student Aid provides more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 13 million students paying for college or career school.
UNM-LA is offering FAFSA workshop to anyone in the community who wishes to attend. For more information about the workshop, contact Student Services, Financial Aid Officer Jenny Duran at 505.662.0341. For more information about UNM-LA, visit http://losalamos.unm.edu.