Chattanooga State Announces “Drive-in To Your Future” Event

October 21, 2020 | Betty A. Proctor | Internal Press Release

FAFSA

According to the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) in 2017-2018, more than 78% of first-time, full-time students attending two-year degree-granting postsecondary institutions were awarded more than $120M in financial aid by the Federal Student Aid program to help pay for college or career school each year. Applying early for student aid has become more important than ever to help secure your educational dreams.

Chattanooga State Community College will hold a “Drive-in To Your Future” event to provide assistance with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on Thursday, October 29 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EDT) in the Student Center on the main campus. 4501 Amnicola Highway. This event is held in partnership with Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA), Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC), and Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Personnel at instructional sites in Kimball and Dayton assist students in the Grundy, Marion, Bledsoe, and Sequatchie counties during normal operational hours.

New and returning students are required to refile the FAFSA each year to receive student aid for the upcoming academic year. Prior to the event, the student and one parent must create separate Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID usernames/passwords at fsaid.ed.gov. Families should bring the following information/documents to the event:

  • Social Security numbers for the student and parent
  • Student’s Driver’s License/permit, or state issued ID number
  • Student’s Alien Registration number, if not a U.S. citizen
  • 2019 tax information (W-2, Schedule 1 and Schedule K-1 forms)
  • Records of untaxed income (child support, veteran education benefits)
  • Information on checking/savings balances, investments, business or farm assets
  • Email addresses for student and parent, if available

To keep our campus and sites as safe as possible during the pandemic, Chattanooga State requires that each person follow safety protocols by completing the COVID questionnaire prior to coming to campus and sites. This form can be found at https://tigerweb.chattanoogastate.edu/covid-19-oc-form.

For more information, contact Chattanooga State’s Financial Aid office at (423) 697-4402 or email finaid@chattanoogastate.edu.