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Quinsigamond Community College to Host “FAFSA Day”

Free Event to Offer Assistance Applying for Financial Aid for College-Bound Students

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
2/18/2014

Worcester, MA – February 18, 2014 – On Sunday,  February 23, Quinsigamond Community College will host the  annual Massachusetts FAFSA Day, a free event to provide assistance completing the FAFSA, a federally required form for all students seeking financial aid including grants, loans and Federal Work Study. The event will be held on the Worcester campus at 670 West Boylston Street, in the Hebert Auditorium at 1:00 p.m.

The services are free and available to anyone entering college for the 2014-2015 academic year; low-income, first-generation students are especially encouraged to attend.  QCC will have services available in Spanish.

The state-wide event is designed to help future students and their families understand the financial aid process and provide information on the availability of financial aid for college applicants. Financial Aid experts will be available to guide attendees through completing the FAFSA and answer any questions. Trained volunteers and translators will also be available to assist with the process.

The event is open to all area, college-bound students and their families, regardless of the college the student seeks to attend. Parents and students are encouraged to bring as much of the following information as possible to assist with completion of the FAFSA:


- A FAFSA Personal Identification number (PIN)         - 2013 untaxed income statement
 - 2013 bank statements
- Most recent tax returns                                        - 2013 business and investment records
- Social Security number                                        - Alien registration card for non-US  citizens
- Driver’s license                                                     - 2013 W-2 Form


To register for the event or for more information, visit www.fafsaday.org. Directions to QCC can be found at www.qcc.edu/about/driving-directions or by calling QCC’s Financial Aid Office at 508.854.4261.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.