ORANGE PARK – St. Johns River State College’s message to potential students this summer is: “Don’t put your future on hold.”One of the best ways to make college …
ORANGE PARK – St. Johns River State College’s message to potential students this summer is: “Don’t put your future on hold.”
One of the best ways to make college affordable is by completing the FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. According to the Florida College Access Network, each year, Florida students leave $100 million on the table by not completing the FAFSA, and more than 50% of Florida college students qualify for the Pell Grants, which is free college money.
“Finances should not be a barrier to attending college,” said SJR State’s Financial Aid Director Suzanne Evans. “The College is presenting one more event this summer to assist qualified students in completing the FAFSA, which is the first and most important step in applying for financial aid.”
In partnership with JAXUSA and EarnUp, SJR State will present “Cash for College” on the following days:
In person at campuses at Orange Park (283 College Dr., St. Augustine and Palatka:
• June 15-17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1-hour sessions)
• June 21-24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (1-hour sessions)
Online via Zoom:
• June 15 and June 22, 6-7:00 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Appointments are recommended and can be made by visiting the College’s website at https://www.sjrstate.edu/cashforcollege. Students can base their financial information on the previous year’s tax return. Potential students intending to enroll in college during the 2021-22 academic year are encouraged to complete the form as soon as possible, as some funds are awarded on an as-needed basis while others are awarded first-come, first-served.
Students/parents will need to bring the following:
• Social Security Number
• Driver’s License Number
• Alien Registration Number
• Most recent federal income tax returns, W-2s, and other records of money earned. (Note: You may be able to transfer your federal tax return information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool.)
• Bank statements and records of investments (if applicable)
• Records of untaxed income (if applicable)
Filling out the FAFSA doesn’t obligate students to a particular career track or college.