Partners in Prevention’s Longview Bridges Out of Poverty Steering Committee will host Form Your Future FAFSA Workshops to assist individuals and families in completing the FAFSA, Free Application for Federal Student Aid, in order to seek financial assistance for attending a higher education facility. Trained volunteers, led by Marilyn Richardson, will be available to assist individuals and families with the application process. Ms. Richardson has over 30 years experience in assisting students in completing the FAFSA.
Holly Fuller, Partners in Prevention Manager, states, “The Texas Association of Developing Colleges assisted thousands of students in completing their FAFSA. When the organization closed, we quickly realized this would create a gap in our community for those wanting to pursue higher education. Mentors in the Partners in Prevention’s mentoring program, encourages students to complete high school with a plan for the future. The Longview Bridges Out of Poverty Steering Committee understands that one of the key factors of avoiding poverty is education. It seemed to be a natural fit for us to organize Form Your Future FAFSA Workshops. We have partnered with the Longview Public Library, Junior League of Longview, Greater Longview United Way and others to host the workshops.”
Those planning to attend one of the workshops should bring the following documentation:
- Social Security Number
- Driver’s License (if any)
- Alien Registration or Permanent Resident Card (if not a US citizen)
- W-2 tax form and other records of money earned
- Child Support Paid
- Child Support Received
- Federal income tax return for 2015 (if not completed yet, bring the 2014 return)
- Foreign tax return (if any)
- Untaxed income records such as child support received and untaxed pensions)
- Bank statements and other investment records
Form Your Future FAFSA Workshop will be held in the computer lab at the Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, January 31st from 6 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 2nd from 6 - 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 4th from 10 a.m. - Noon
Tuesday, February 7th from 6 - 8 p.m.
Thursday, February 9th from 6 - 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 12th from 2 - 4 p.m.
Participants need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the workshop start time, and will be assisted on a first come, first served basis. For more information, please call Partners in Prevention at 903-237-1019.