Families can receive help filling out federal forms for grants, loans

College students in the Portland area and Washington County can get free help submitting their federal financial aid (FAFSA) form for 2014. Portland Community College’s Financial Aid Day, which is presented in partnership with College Goal Oregon, is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at all major campuses.

The day is perfect for students looking for money to go to college, needing help filling out the FAFSA form, wanting to explore other resources to pay for college, or who would like to attend workshops on financial aid and scholarship resources.

Federal grants (free money), work-study and loans are the types of financial aid students may be eligible to receive. In addition, the state of Oregon and PCC have financial aid available.

The only way to find out what a student qualifies for is to submit the FAFSA form. There will be plenty of volunteers on hand at each PCC location to assist in filling out and submitting the application. Students do not have to be enrolled at PCC to take part in Financial Aid Day.

Spanish language advisers also will be available at all locations. Both students and parents should attend if possible. Students and parents should bring Social Security numbers, birth dates, Federal Student Aid PINs, proof of income for 2013, including the 2013 W-2s and last pay stub from 2012, or a copy of 2012 tax returns.

Plus, students and parents will need to disclose current value of assets, including cash, checking, savings, investments and value of any businesses or farms.

Locations include: • Cascade Campus,705 N. Killingsworth St. — First Floor, Technology Education Building. Info: 971-722-5291. • Rock Creek Campus, 17705 N.W. Springville Road — First Floor Lobby, Building 2. Info: 971-722-7225. • Sylvania Campus, 12000 S.W. 49th Ave. — First Floor, Library. Info: 971-722-8521. • Southeast Center, 2305 S.E. 82nd Ave. — Great Hall, Mt. Tabor Hall. Info: 971-722-6348. For more information, visit

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