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March 10, 2014

Financial Aid Workshops Coming to Hofstra

(HEMPSTEAD, NY) – Nassau County Legislator Siela A. Bynoe (D-Westbury) would like to inform constituents about two upcoming financial aid seminars, provided by Project Grad LI and United Way of Long Island.

There are two sessions scheduled to take place at Hofstra University (1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead). The first is on Tuesday, March 18, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Student Center – East Multipurpose Room; the second, Saturday, March 22, from 10am – 1 p.m. at the Student Center – West Multipurpose Room.

These FREE workshops will assist parents and students in completing the application for college financial aid (FAFSA), a process that can be overwhelming. The FAFSA is necessary if you want to apply for federal and state grants, loans, college scholarships and more. All students attending the sessions will receive college resource materials and will be entered into a drawing for a $500 scholarship.

Students and their parents should bring the documentation listed below for themselves (the student), your parents and/or your spouse (if the student is married):

Student and Parent’s Social Security Number;
Parent’s date of birth;
Student’s driver’s license number, if available;
Copy of both student’s and parent’s 2013 Federal Income Tax Return;
If not filed yet, please bring either pay stubs for each job held during 2013 or W2’s; and
Records of Student’s and parent’s untaxed income as follows: Child Support received in the student’s name/Veteran’s non-education benefits/ Disability benefits . Untaxed portion of pension benefits/Untaxed portion of IRA deductions or distributions/Worker’s compensation.

For more information, please contact: Sybil Mimy Johnson at 516-360-7606 sjohnson@projectgradli.org, or Sandra Mahoney at 631-940-3703 or smahoney@unitedwayli.org.