Polk State Hosting Series of Financial Aid Workshops

Posted on by Polk Newsroom

Polk State’s Student Financial Services department is hosting a series of financial aid workshops.

Upcoming workshop dates include:

Polk State Lakeland
3425 Winter Lake Road
Room LTB 1280
July 16, 23, 30
Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
4 to 6 p.m.

Polk State Winter Haven
999 Ave. H. N.E.
Room WLR 233
July 11, 18, 25
Aug. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
4 to 6 p.m.

Polk State JD Alexander Center (Lake Wales)
152 E. Central Ave.
Room JDA 107
July 17, 24, 31
Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
4 to 6 p.m.

During the workshops, attendees will receive assistance with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Attendees should bring the following documents:

  • 2012 federal tax returns for student/student’s spouse (Form 1040, 1040-A, or 1040 EZ)
  • Parents’ 2012 federal tax return, Social Security numbers, and date(s) of birth
  • Total untaxed income received in 2012, such as child support, workers’ compensation,  or veterans’ benefits

Students do not have to bring parents’ information if they were born before Jan. 1, 1990 or are married; an orphan, ward of the court or emancipated minor; the legal custodian of a child who received half of his or her support from the student in 2012; a veteran; an unaccompanied or homeless youth; or deemed under legal guardianship by the court.

Students also need FAFSA PIN numbers for themselves or their parents.

For questions, contact the Polk State College Office of Student Financial Services at 863.297.1004 or financialaid@polk.edu.

Polk State College, an open-access institution, was established in 1964, and serves more than 24,000 students annually. Its offerings include the Associate in Arts, which is parallel and fully transferrable to the State University System, and the Associate in Science, which is designed to lead directly to the workforce. The College also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, as well as a variety of continuing education and certificate programs. For more information, visit polk.edu.