College Application Workshop

The Next Steps

College Applications, FAFSA, COF, Scholarships and ICAP

You are almost there! Your Senior is close to graduation. What's next? Has your student completed the required ICAP, applied to a 2 or 4 year College, or Trade School? What about scholarships? Now you have to figure out how you or your student is going to pay for College. Start with the FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) and the COF (College Opportunity Fund). The process can be complicated so let us help you.

College Application Workshop

Thursday, Feb. 1st, 6-8pm

Coronado High School Media Center

Please join Coronado Counselors and Representatives from Pikes Peak as we work to help you and your student prepare for the College Experience. Whether your student is choosing a 2 year or 4 year program to start their Post Secondary experience there is paperwork to be done. Utilize this Workshop to start or finish College applications, complete the FAFSA, COF, and ICAP, as well as search for scholarships.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Please bring the following in order to complete the FAFSA Application

· FSA ID if they created it ahead of time

· Social Security Numbers (student, both parents (parent and step-parent)

· Documentation that you are a U.S. permanent resident or other eligible non-citizen, if applicable

· Driver’s License

· 2016 Tax Returns

· 2016 W-2 forms and any other records of any money earned that year

· Any untaxed income records for 2016 – e.g., payments to tax-deferred pension and savings plans, tax exempt interest, and child support received in 2016

· Most recent LES (leave earning statement) for active duty military members or know monthly BAS amount they receive

· Current amount total of cash, savings, and checking accounts

· Any current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stocks, bonds, and other investment records

A note from PPCC regarding the FSA ID

Please be sure that at least one parent attends with their student. Please have them apply for their FSA ID username and password before the event, this will streamline the process and ensure timely completion of their FAFSA. In order to do this, both student and parent must create their own FSA ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm.

Quick tips for the FSA ID:

· Use your own email address (email cannot be used for more than 1 FSA ID)

· Use an email address that you can log into immediately for access to your authorization code

· Always “show text” to ensure you are inputting the correct Social Security Number and Date of Birth

· Write it down so you don’t forget it!

Coronado Counselors

Working to promote student success through a focus on academic achievement , social and emotional development, and career development delivered in a systematic, comprehensive counseling program for all students.