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Confused on how to properly file your FAFSA? FAFSA Day Massachusetts coming to a town near you

FAFSA Day Massachusetts will take place on Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. throughout several locations in Massachusetts. This event will be hosted through a non-profit, volunteer driven program that provides free assistance to students and families seeking to complete the FAFSA.

FAFSA, short for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, helps to enable students to attend college through federal funding. Many students at public and private higher education colleges and universities utilize the FAFSA as a way to pay their college tuition as they work towards a degree.

Various questions that students have are as follows: “How do I properly do the FAFSA if I have divorced parents?”, “If I am declaring myself as an independent, what income do I use?”or “If I have other siblings in my household, how do I include their necessary information in my application process when filing?” All of these questions, and more, can be answered by attending this event.

Students will receive free assistance with completing the FAFSA, access to experienced financial aid administrators, and meet FAFSA experts to answer questions and provide guidance on the financial aid process and next steps after filing FAFSA.

 If interested, the following is a list of what to bring with you: FAFSA Pin (www.pin.ed.gov); Social Security number, driver’s license number, most recent federal tax return, most recent W-2 or year-end pay stub, untaxed income records, bank statement(s), business and investment records, Alien Registration Card (if not a U.S. Citizen), and students who were born before January 1, 1991 do not need to bring parental information.

In the Greater Boston area, FAFSA Day Massachusetts will be held at Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill, at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury, and at Roxbury Community College in Roxbury Crossing.