Free FAFSA Day Event to Help Students Prepare Financial Aid Forms

On Saturday, October 29, Davidson County Community College (DCCC) will assist students and families with the completion and submission of the electronic Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid professionals and other representatives will be on hand from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the B.E. Mendenhall Jr. Building. DCCC is the only site offering FAFSA Day in Davidson County. This service is free of charge and available to anyone planning to attend any college, and is not exclusive to DCCC students.

Organized by the College Foundation of North Carolina, the North Carolina Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, and the State Employees’ Credit Union, FAFSA Day helps students access available financial aid. Students must complete the FAFSA form to be considered for any federal and most state financial aid for college, including scholarships and grants. Prior to FAFSA Day, it is suggested that students and parents apply for an FSA ID, needed to complete the form, at fsaid.ed.gov. On October 29, students and families will need to bring information from their 2015 tax filing in order to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool for the income section of the FAFSA. Participants should also bring social security numbers for the student and parents, if the student is a dependent, and the student’s driver’s license number, if applicable.

Even with federal student aid, college can be expensive. Davidson County Community College offers many opportunities for students seeking an affordable option for quality higher education. Both the Davidson campus and Davie campus offer Early College options for high school students. Students who attend Early College have the opportunity to complete a full College Transfer Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree by the time they graduate from high school. DCCC also offers Career and College Promise for high school students seeking dual enrollment in high school and the college. These students choose from various College Transfer and Career and Technical Education pathways.

Students enrolling in DCCC after high school also have options to earn transfer credits to a four-year institution or a technical degree, certificate, or diploma.

For more information about FAFSA Day at DCCC, contact Yvette Canty at 336-249-8186, ext. 6389 or email FinAid@DavidsonCCC.edu. Additional information can also be found at www.cfnc.org/fafsaday.