Pellissippi State offers free financial aid workshop

The process of applying for financial aid can seem overwhelming for both students and parents, but Pellissippi State Community College makes it easier on College Goal Sunday, a free workshop Jan. 26.

College Goal Sunday is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Educational Resources Center of Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley Campus. Ample free parking is available for the event.

Pellissippi State hosts College Goal Sunday to help current and potential students and their families navigate the steps necessary to apply for financial aid for higher education. Staff will be on hand to help students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Having a completed FAFSA on file is required for students to be considered for financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans.

Those who are unsure if they’ll need financial aid are encouraged to attend the event as well. Attending guarantees that critical FAFSA deadlines have been met if applicants decide they need assistance later in the year. Completing the FAFSA establishes no obligation to attend college.

Students and/or their parents need to bring completed 2013 IRS 1040 tax returns or estimations of 2013 income, W-2 statements, current bank statements, driver’s licenses or alien registration cards, and untaxed income records for 2013 (Social Security, welfare, veterans benefits or TANF).

To see a full list of required documentation and to register for College Goal Sunday at Pellissippi State, visit www.tn.gov/collegegoalsunday.

College Goal Sunday is part of College Goal Tennessee, a nonprofit program that provides free information and assistance to Tennessee families applying for financial assistance for higher education.

For more information about Pellissippi State, visit www.pstcc.edu or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact the executive director of Human Resources at (865) 694-6607 or humanresources@pstcc.edu.