Free Workshops at Wayne College Help Navigate the Financial Aid Process


The first step to finding money for college is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.  

The FAFSA is the federal application required to receive federal financial aid including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as need-based state grants. Studies show that a student is 50% more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA.

To help navigate the process, UA Wayne College is hosting free FAFSA workshops where representatives will be available to assist with completing the paperwork. The dates are Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March 5 and April 30 from 9 a.m.-noon in Computer Lab A-225 located in the Main Classroom Building.

“Filing FAFSA paperwork is important whether you believe you will qualify for financial aid or not,” says Theresa Rabbitts, student services counselor, UA Wayne. “Many scholarships even require students to have submitted a FAFSA. Therefore, we encourage everyone to complete the paperwork and be eligible for every opportunity they can.”  

While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. Items to bring include a photo ID, social security number, 2015 W2 forms and other records of money earned, 2015 federal income tax return, parents' federal income tax return if a dependent, 2015 untaxed income records, current bank statements and investment records.

The College is located at 1901 Smucker Rd., Orrville.  Call Theresa for more information and to register at 330-684-8942.

The priority deadline for admissions and scholarships at Wayne College is March 1. Applications are available online at