The first step to finding money for college is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the FREE 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 application process. The dates are October 13, November 3 and December 1 from 9 am to 12 noon and October 17 and November 15 from 4:45 to 6:45 pm. All workshops are held in the Main Classroom Building, located at 1901 Smucker Road in Orrville.
“Filing out the FAFSA is important whether you believe you will qualify for financial aid or not,” says Theresa Rabbitts, student services counselor. “There are even some scholarships which require students to file a FAFSA. Therefore, we encourage everyone to apply and be eligible for every opportunity possible.”
While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged online at wayne.uakron.edu or by calling 330.684.8942. Items to bring include a photo ID, social security number, 2017 W2 forms and other records of money earned, 2017 federal income tax return, parents' federal income tax return if a dependent, 2017 untaxed income records, current bank statements and investment records.
The priority deadline for completing the FAFSA for The University of Akron Wayne College is December 1, 2018. The priority deadline for admissions and scholarships at Wayne College is March 1, 2019. Apply for admissions online at wayne.uakron.edu/admissions. Scholarships applications can be found at wayne.uakron.edu/scholarships.
Wayne College, The University of Akron’s only regional campus, is an educational and cultural hub for Wayne County and the surrounding region. Student success is achieved through excellent teaching with an emphasis on individualized attention. Students are prepared for further educational pursuits, career success, and lifelong learning. To learn more, please visit wayne.uakron.edu.