Financial Aid Office Resumes ‘FAFSA Mondays’

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WINTERVILLE—Pitt Community College’s Financial Aid Office has planned several online events this fall to answer questions and assist students with filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form for the 2021-22 academic year.

According to PCC Financial Aid Director Lee Bray, the department is again holding “FAFSA Mondays” the first Monday of each month. The next program, she said, will take place via Zoom Dec. 7, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. To register, students must visit the PCC Financial Aid page on the college’s website.

“Filing the FAFSA is more important than ever for students to see what kind of financial aid they may qualify for,” Bray said. “Since there’s no cost associated with filing a FAFSA, there’s no harm in filling it out.”

Bray said PCC staff are prepared to assist students virtually with navigating the FAFSA form and answering questions. She added that it’s important to submit a FAFSA as soon as possible – whether students plan to attend PCC or another school – to reduce the chances of financial aid processing delays.

“The PCC Financial Aid Office wants current and prospective Pitt students to know that even in these uncertain times, we are here to help them achieve their academic goals,” Bray said.

Before attending a FAFSA Mondays event, students must create a Federal Student Aid ID at www.FSAID.ed.gov. Bray says the ID gives them access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as a legal signature.

In addition to the ID and password, Bray says students must also have their 2019 tax return on hand to complete a FAFSA. Students who are dependents must have the same information for their parents as well, she said.

For more information, students can visit the financial aid page, email the PCC Financial Aid Office at pccfa@email.pittcc.edu, or call (252) 493-7245.