LBW reminds students: New funding FAFSA cycle under way

Published 12:55 am Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LBW Community College congratulated Isaiah Gulley of Brantley as the first person to complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on campus this year.

“Oct. 1 is the first official day that students can access FAFSA at for the 2018-2019 academic year, and we are excited to recognize the first person to apply on campus,” said Donna Bass, LBWCC director of financial aid.

“FAFSA is required to be considered for a Pell Grant, work study, or other types of student financial aid,” she said. “It is also included in consideration of LBWCC scholarships. Applicants should include LBWCC’s federal school code 008988, and be ready to include 2016 income information. If possible, use the IRS data retrieval link which reports their tax information directly from the IRS and reduces the verification process.”

It’s not too late for those interested in pursuing federal student aid for spring and summer semesters, she said.

“Right now, there are two options on the site. Those pursuing funding for spring and summer should complete the 2017-2018 application and use 2015 income information. Others can get a head start for next fall semester by completing the 2018-2019 application using 2016 income information.”

The availability of the LBWCC scholarship application also moved to Oct. 1, said Heather Owen, director of recruitment.

“We moved the scholarship application availability to coincide with the FAFSA date to allow as much time as possible for students to apply for scholarships through LBWCC and our two foundations,” she said.

The online scholarship application is for the 2018-2019 academic year with the deadline of Feb. 15, 2018.

“We encourage anyone interested in applying for one of the many scholarships we offer to complete and submit the application by the deadline. Since it is an online application, it will no longer be available after the deadline.”

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