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Financial Aid Filing Workshops

Get in-person help with filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and your NY State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application for 2024-2025. Financial aid filing assistance is available by appointment.

Drop-in service may be available provided that all appointment slots are not taken. We recommend students make an appointment to ensure they have a slot and that staff are available to assist them.

Read on to learn when and where workshops are happening, how to make an appointment for one, and how and what to prepare before you attend.

How do I make an appointment to attend a workshop?

FAFSA Workshops are available for reservation for continuing and transfer students in the Navigate system.

Prospective students should request an appointment by emailing Student Financial Services at SFS@brooklyn.cuny.edu

When: In-person workshop schedule

Summer 2024: June 4th, 2024 to August 20th, 2024
Tuesday 12:30pm-2:30pm

NOTE: Schedule may be subject to change. Check this page before you attend a workshop.

In-Person Location

Room 129F , WEB BUILDING

When: Virtual workshop schedule

Summer 2024: June 6th, 2024 to August 22nd, 2024
Thursday by appointment 9:00am-4:00pm (last appointment 4pm)

FAFSA Workshops are available for reservation for continuing and transfer students in the Navigate system.

Prospective students should request an appointment by emailing Student Financial Services at SFS@brooklyn.cuny.edu

NOTE: Schedule may be subject to change. Check this page before you attend a workshop.

How do I Prepare for The FAFSA Filing Workshop?

Step 1) Create an FSA ID for Each Contributor

At least 3 Days Before Attending a Workshop:

Learn more in this video: “Who is a Contributor”

Learn more about how Contributors access and complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA Contributor Section

Step 2) Documents and Information to bring to the Workshop

Dependent Students

Bring the following information to the workshop:

  • Contributing Parents’ SSNs (if parents are married or unmarried and living together)
  • Contributing Parents’ Valid Email Addresses (if parents are married or unmarried and living together)
  • Your 2022 tax return information.
  • Your current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts (as applicable)
  • Your Net worth of investments, businesses, and farm (as applicable)
  • Parent(s) current Family Size (click to watch who is considered in this category).

My Parents Cannot Attend the Workshop with me, when do they complete their section of the FAFSA?

If your parents are unable to attend, you will still be able to complete the student portion of the application during the workshop. However, your FAFSA will still be incomplete until the other contributors complete their section of the FAFSA form.

Parent Resources for Completing the FAFSA:

If your parents are divorced or separated you might need to complete the FAFSA a little differently. Learn more with the video: How Do I complete the 24-25 FAFSA form if my parent’s are divorced or separated”

Dependent Students whose parents can attend a workshop should bring their:

  • FSA ID Login information
  • 2022 Tax Return information 
  • Amount of child support received, if any, in 2023
  • current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts
  • amount of Net worth of investments, businesses, and farm

Independent Students

Should Bring:

  • FSA ID Login information
  • 2022 Tax Return information 
  • Amount of child support received, if any, in 2023
  • current balances of cash, savings, and checking accounts
  • amount of Net worth of investments, businesses, and farm
  • current Family Size (click to watch who is considered in this category).

IMPORTANT: Independent Students who are married but filed taxes separately:

If you and your spouse are married but filed a tax return separately your spouse will need to create an FSA ID to login and consent and approve to have their tax information imported into the FAFSA, even if they did not file a tax return. They will also need to answer income and asset questions listed above but in their own “Spouse” section of the FAFSA. If your spouse can attend the workshop with you they must create an FSA ID at least 3 days before you attend the workshop and should bring all of their relevant information that you the student would bring (outlined above). Refer to the contributor section above for more information.

Additional Online Filing Resources

Guide: Federal Student Aid Filing out the FAFSA Form

Video: FAFSA Getting Started

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Video: FAFSA Student Section

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Video: FAFSA Contributor Section

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How To Submit the 2024–25 FAFSA® Form if Your Contributor Doesn’t Have an SSN

Review the Federal Student Aid webpage on how to submit the FAFSA if one or more of your FAFSA contributors does not have an SSN. Note that there are two sets of instructions for students who already started the FAFSA and those that have not.

FSA YouTube Videos:

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