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Financial Aid Workshops
Bristol Financial Aid, in association with the Educational Opportunity Center, hosts a series of workshops to help you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). At these workshops, you will receive guidance on gathering the information needed and with completing the FAFSA online.
Also, check out our Need to Know Info page for additional help with your Financial Aid.
The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) has been a partner of Bristol's Financial Aid Office since 2000, offering free college planning services to students and their families. If you are interested in setting up an appointment for help with services including the FAFSA application, click below to schedule an appointment:
*Once the form is filled out, EOC will contact you for an appointment in your format of choice (in person, virtual, or phone).
To learn more, view their flyer: Educational Opportunity Center
Information you should bring:
- Your (the student) information
- If you are a dependent student, your parent information
- If you are married, your spouse information
Parent information is not needed if:
- You are married
- You are a veteran or serving in the armed services
- Both your parents are deceased
- You have a child and you provide more than 50% of their support
- You are in foster care or have been a ward of the court at any time since you turned age 13
- You are in the custody of a legally-appointed guardian
- You have dependents other than a child and provide more than 50% of their support
- You are a legally emancipated minor (must have court documents)
- For enrollment beginning Fall 2019, you were born before January 1, 1996
- For enrollment beginning Fall 2020, you were born before January 1, 1997
Tax and Income Information
2017 income information is needed to complete forms for Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 enrollment.
2018 income information is needed to complete forms for Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 enrollment.
- W-2 Forms (student, parent, spouse)
- Signed and filed federal tax return Form 1040 (student, parent, spouse)
- Verification of any other income received – Unemployment, SSI, SSDI, TANF, etc. (student, parent, spouse)
- Current savings and checking account amounts (student, parent, spouse)
- Asset information (student, parent, spouse)
- FSA ID - this is your username and password that you create at www.fafsa.ed.gov. It is how you will electronically sign the FAFSA, and how you will access all Federal Student Aid websites.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you are a dependent applicant, your parent will also need his/her own FSA ID.