Sen. Michael Thibodeau announces FAME Workshops to assist with student-aid applications

Jan 28, 2014

Sen. Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) announced today that the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will offer sessions for college students to file for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) around the state on various dates and locations during January and early February.

These workshops will bring together financial aid professionals from Maine colleges and universities, along with other volunteers, to help college-bound students and their families complete the FAFSA form. This form is required for any student seeking federal and state financial aid, including grants and loans at all colleges in the country.

Deadlines for filing the FAFSA form vary from school to school, and students should carefully consult the deadlines of every school to which they are applying. FAME encourages all students to complete the FAFSA form as soon as possible; ideally, all students should complete the form sometime during the month of January.

Sen. Thibodeau would like to encourage all area college-bound students and their families to participate in the workshop which will be held Wednesday, Jan. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Walso County Technical Center.

If that session is not convenient, other dates and locations in Maine can be found on the FAME Website (www.FAMEmaine.com/FAFSA) or by calling FAME at 1-800-228-3734.

“I encourage all college-bound students to consider attending one of the workshops sponsored by FAME”, said Sen. Thibodeau. “The forms and deadlines associated with college applications and student loans can get quite overwhelming, but the professionals available at these workshops are there to help alleviate some of that stress.”

All attendees should bring copies of their most recent tax information, such as completed IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 statements and other income and benefits information.

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