College Readiness

 

College Financial Aid Assistance 

Filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) allows students access to the largest source of financial aid to pay for college or vocational school. The FAFSA is a free federal form that is completed to determine eligibility for financial aid to go to colleges and universities. It should be completed at the same time college applications are done in the fall of senior year of high school in order to get the most financial assistance. All students should be submitting a FAFSA regardless of income to maximize their college aid.
 
We assist families, both the student and the parents, to complete their FAFSA. This service is offered for free to students and families in our community.

Upcoming College Financial Aid Workshops

In-Person Workshop 

Learn more about what college aid is about, how to apply, and what you need for when the application opens on October 1, 2021.

September 25, 2021
10 AM-11:30 AM
Register by September 24
The Father Center of New Jersey
1 W. State Street, 5th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608

In partnership with
The Father Center of New Jersey

Register Now

In-Person Workshop 
October 5, 2021
5 PM-7 PM
Register by October 4
United Way of Greater Mercer County
Crossroads Corporate Center 
3150 Brunswick Pike STE 230
Lawrenceville, NJ 08608

Register Now

In-Person Workshop 
October 21, 2021
5 PM-7 PM
Register by October 20
United Way of Greater Mercer County
Crossroads Corporate Center 
3150 Brunswick Pike STE 230
Lawrenceville, NJ 08608

Register Now

The FAFSA application can be found at www.fafsa.gov. The application is a free Federal form that can be downloaded or filled out online. 
 
Step 1: Select 5 - 10 colleges you want to attend (At least one school should be in the state.)
 
Step 2: Apply for your Federal Student Aid Pin at Get Your Pin Now! Both parents and students need FSAID Pins.
• Enter your personal information
• Submit your FSAID Pin # application
• Receive your FSAID Pin #
 
Step 3: Collect all the required documents (parent and student)
• Proof of ID (Driver's License, State Issued ID, Passport)
• Social Security Card
• W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
• Federal Income Tax Form (most recent)
• Records of untaxed Income
• Records of assets - brokerage statements, CDs, Savings Bonds
• Current bank statements
 
Step 4: Make an appointment with us for assistance or go here to complete the forms 

College Admission Essay Help

College-bound students learn how to reflect the best of themselves and tell a compelling story to get into the college(s) of their choice. Learn techniques from our experts and what colleges look for in an essay. 

This service is offered for free to students in our community.