Each fall high school students can start applying for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). During RUSD’s FAFSA week, the District is offering a series of events to provide crucial information to students and families about access to federal, state and institutional student aid.
More people qualify for federal student aid than you think and chances are you’re leaving money on the table by not applying. It takes most students less than 30 minutes to fill out the FAFSA and the earlier it gets done, the better. Financial aid at some schools is first come, first served.
We hope you’ll consider attending one or several of our events during FAFSA week October 11-15. We recommend dependent students attend with a parent so the FAFSA can be submitted that day. Please also consider joining us for a Virtual FAFSA Informational Session October 6 from 6:30-8:00 PM. College Possible staff will go over options for financing college, Carthage College reps will demonstrate the online FAFSA application and there will also be Q&A sessions.
Here are our planned events:
Monday, October 11 at 6:00 PM: College Goal WI 2021 FAFSA Completion Event at Park High School (You can enter to win a scholarship at this event!) Registration - Students and Parents
Tuesday, October 12, 5:30-7:30 PM: Horlick FAFSA Night in Horlick High School Library - Students and Parents
Wednesday, October 13, 1:00-2:45 PM: Park FAFSA Day in Park High School Library - Students only
Wednesday, October 13, 6:00-7:15 PM: UW Extension Virtual Financial Aid Presentation Registration - Students and Parents
Thursday, October 14, 9:30-11:00 AM: Horlick FAFSA Day at Horlick High School Library - Students only
Thursday, October 14, 5:00-6:30 PM: Case FAFSA Evening at Case High School Library - Students and Parents
Friday, October 15 9:00-10:30 AM: Case FAFSA Day at Case High School Library - Students only
To complete the 2022-23 FAFSA, you’ll need the following items. If you are considered a dependent student for financial aid purposes, you’ll also need these items for your parent(s).
- 2020 Federal Tax Return and W2s
- 2020 Untaxed Income Records, such as child support or veteran’s non-education benefits
- Information on savings, investments, business assets and farm assets (if applicable)
- Driver’s License (if you have one)
- Cell phone (if you have one)
- Social Security Number
- Alien Registration Card or Permanent Resident Card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- Date of birth for parents
- Month and year of parents’ marriage, divorce or separation
- FSA Id (if you have one). To create an FSA ID, please visit studentaid.gov. Every student and at least one parent (if the student is considered a dependent student) needs a FSA ID.