Smart Money Moves

Your monthly guide to Financial Aid Information: Nov 2018

In this issue, you will find:


  • Parents Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA
  • Completing the FAFSA Webinar for Senior Academy Credit
  • Scholarship Labs for Senior Academy Credit
  • CSA #22 Listos Para el Exito! Como prepararse para la Universidad y una Carrera Profesional
  • FAFSA Labs for Senior Academy Credit
  • Scholarship Starting Points
  • CSS Financial Aid Profile
  • UNC School System Priority Filing Deadlines
  • Don't miss DestinationCollege2019: Crosby Scholars Senior Newsletter!
  • Have Financial Aid Questions? Schedule a one-on-one appointment

Parents Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA

While the FAFSA form is intended to be completed by the student, we understand that your student may need a little push from their parent to get started. We know what an important role parents play in completing the FAFSA form, and how easy it can be to run into common errors or delays.


Check out the article below for great tips on how parents can fill out the FAFSA form on the students behalf while confusion or mistakes.


The Parent’s Guide to Filling Out the FAFSA® Form


source: HomeRoom Blog: Official Blog of The U.S. Dept. of Education

Completing the FAFSA Webinar for Senior Academy Credit

This Saturday, roll out of bed, stay in your pajamas, BUT plan to join us for the webinar, “CSA #15C Completing the FAFSA,” to learn more about Financial Aid!


Whether or not you have already completed the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), we’ll be covering information relevant to all students!


This is a great time to ask any questions you might have in regards to the financial aid process or types of financial aid.


Date: Saturday, November 10, 2018

Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm


Registration and details on joining the webinar are located in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal.

CSA #20 Scholarship Labs: November 12

Crosby Scholars advisors will be on hand for a Scholarship Lab to guide students in the scholarship process. Whether you have already begun your scholarship search, or don't know where to start, advisors will provide one-to-one guidance with paper work, search engines and helpful hints on how to find the best scholarship for you.


During the scholarship lab, we will work on scholarship searches, paperwork, and essays. Come prepared to begin the search for funding your college experience!


**Registration is required! Register online in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal**


Title: CSA #20D Scholarship Lab

Time: 1:30-2:30pm

Location: Lab 302, Goodwill


Title: CSA #20E Scholarship Lab

Time: 2:30-3:30pm

Location: Lab 302, Goodwill


Title: CSA #20F Scholarship Lab

Time: 3:30-4:30pm

Location: Lab 302, Goodwill

CSA #17 Spanish FAFSA Lab/Laborario/Taller de FAFSA: November 12

Crosby Scholars staff and volunteers will be available to assist you in starting, working on, and completing your FAFSA. All students and parents are welcome. We will have a representative from the College Foundation of North Carolina (CFNC) to assist Hispanic families who may prefer Spanish. (Tendremos una representante de la Fundación de Colegios de Carolina del Norte (CFNC) para ayudar a las familias hispanas que prefieren español.)



**Registration is required! Register online in your Crosby Scholars Student Portal**


Title/Título: CSA #17L FAFSA Workshop/Laborario/Taller de FAFSA

Date/Fecha: Monday, November 12, 2018/unes, 12 de noviembre

Time/Horario: 1:30-2:30pm


Title/Título: CSA #17M FAFSA Workshop/Laborario/Taller de FAFSA

Date/Fecha: Monday, November 12, 2018/unes, 12 de noviembre

Time/Horario: 2:30-3:30pm


Title/Título: CSA #17N FAFSA Workshop/Laborario/Taller de FAFSA

Date/Fecha: Monday, November 12, 2018/unes, 12 de noviembre

Time/Horario: 3:30-4:30pm


Para trabajar con éxito y completar su FAFSA necesitará la siguiente información.


IMPORTANTE: Los estudiantes y las familias que no se presentan con esta información no pueden recibir asistencia. La información es crítica para completar la FAFSA.


  1. Si ya se creó, el nombre de usuario y la contraseña de la FSA ID para el estudiante y UN padre
  2. Si el estudiante o el padre no ha creado una identificación de FSA, traiga lo siguiente:
    1. Número de seguro social del estudiante, fecha de nacimiento, dirección de correo electrónico y número de teléfono
    2. Número de seguro social de los padres, fecha de nacimiento, dirección de correo electrónico y número de teléfono
  3. Información Financiera de Padres
    1. Impuestos del 2017
    2. W2 del 2017
  4. Información Financiera del estudiante (si es que el estudiante sometió impuestos por favor traiga lo siguiente)
    1. Impuestos del 2017
    2. W2 del 2017



To successfully work on and complete your FAFSA you will need the following information. IMPORTANT: Students and families who do not show up with this information cannot receive assistance. The information is critical in completing the FAFSA.


  1. If already created, the FSA ID username and password for the student and ONE parent
  2. If the student/parent has not created an FSA ID, please bring the follow:
    1. Student social security number, birthdate, email address and phone number
    2. Parent(s) social security number, birthdate, email address and phone number
  3. Parent financial information
    1. 2017 Taxes
    2. 2017 W2
  4. Student financial information (if the student filed taxes please bring the following)
    1. 2017 taxes
    2. 2017 W2

CSA #22 Listos Para el Exito! Como prepararse para la Universidad y una Carrera Profesional

Taller en Español


Fecha: lunes, 12 de noviembre

Horario: 6:00-7:00pm

Lugar: Edificio de Goodwill, 2701 University Parkway W-S


Los participantes (nacidos aquí o no) aprenderán como navegar el sistema de aplicaciones para ir al Colegio y/o Universidad y como recibir ayuda financiera.

Los talleres incluirán: como resolver los obstáculos y desafíos que enfrentan los estudiantes Latinos/Hispanos, con los beneficios DACA, y como prepararse para el ingreso y éxito en la Universidad, etc.


¿EFC, SAR, FAFSA, COA, CSS?


¿Se encuentra flotando en un mar de términos desconocidos y ahogándose en un océano de confusión sobre la ayuda financiera? Este taller explicará la terminología pertinente. Hablaremos de la solicitud FAFSA, como evaluar los costos de asistencia y las ofertas de ayuda financiera. Queremos ayudar a los estudiantes y sus familias a disfrutar de una navegación fluida a través de las aguas de ayuda financiera estudiantil.


Participe de este taller y aprenda como

Scholarship Starting Points

Not sure where to start when looking for scholarships or grants? Try the following options to help narrow down your search and pinpoint scholarships that are right for you.


Crosby Scholars Outside Scholarship Database lists all outside scholarships that we are aware of. More opportunities will be added in January 2019.


Crosby Scholars Scholarship opportunities for Seniors will be available beginning January 1, 2019 in the Crosby Scholars Student Portal. We open at least 1 new scholarship per week, so check your Crosby Scholars Student Portal frequently and apply for as many as you can.


The application for Crosby Scholars Last Dollar Grant will become available in late April/Early May 2019.


You may also want to try:


CSS/FINANCIAL AID PROFILE

The College Board’s CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE® is an online application that collects information used by almost 400 colleges and scholarship programs to award financial aid from sources outside of the federal government.


North Carolina Colleges that REQUIRE CSS PROFILE are:


  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • UNC Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest University


PROFILE applications can be accessed beginning October 1. You should complete the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 PROFILE®.


The PROFILE Application is customized for the student and his or her family following registration. It contains questions about the student's and parents' households, income, assets, and expenses. Applicants are provided with step-by-step instructions and a customized Pre-Application Worksheet. (student.collegeboard.org/css)


Click here for more details.

UNC School System FAFSA Priority Filing Deadlines

Make sure you know the institutional Financial Aid priority deadline for your school! Filing out and submitting your FAFSA by a school's Institutional priority deadline is the best way to ensure you will be considered for the most federal and state financial aid funds.


UNC School System FAFSA Priority Filing Dates


  • North Carolina A&T State University -- December 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Greensboro -- December 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Wilmington -- January 1st
  • Western Carolina University -- January 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte -- January 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -- March 1st
  • Eastern Carolina University -- March 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville -- March 1st
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke -- March 1st
  • Winston Salem State University -- March 1st
  • Appalachian State University -- March 1st
  • Elizabeth City State University -- March 1st
  • North Carolina State University -- March 1st
  • North Carolina Central University -- March 15th


If you do not see your school listed, you can find their FAFSA priority deadline by checking the Financial Aid section of their website.

Have questions about Financial Aid?

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with Ashly Wilson, our Crosby Scholars Financial Aid Coordinator.


Schedule an appointment with Ashly by clicking the button below.