FAFSA Workshops for TPS Seniors and their Parents
attending these high schools
Central, East Central, McLain, Memorial, Hale, Tulsa Honor Academy, Webster
Some Saturday Student/Parent Workshops will be at the TPS Parent Resource Center 525 E. 46th St. N, Tulsa an Casa de la Cultura 1515 North Harvard. Workshops and Saint Thomas Catholic Church at 2720 S. 120th East Ave.
will have separate areas for English and Spanish Speakers. Events at Casa de la Culture will be entirely in Spanish.
Student Workshops Wednesday, September 21st
Student/Parent Workshops All the McLain Workshops at the school are being reschedule
Student/Parent Workshops Saturday, October 15th from 10 to 2
Student/Parent Workshops Saturday, October 15th from 10 to 2 at St Thomas Catholic Church
Student/Parent Workshops Tuesday, October 11th from 4 -7 at Memorial
Tulsa Honors Academy
Student Workshops September 27th
Student/Parent Workshops. Saturdays, October 1st and 8th at THA
Student Workshops Tuesday, September 20th at Hale
Student/Parent Workshop Thursday, October 13th from 4-7 at Hale (English)
Saturday, October 15th from 10-2 at Case del la Cultur
We are in the process of picking dates. The Student/Parent Workshop will be during the week from 4-7. .
Here is How You Can Prepare for the Workshops and Fill Your Application Out Faster
Please read the material under the heading What to Know Before You Start to Fill Out Your FAFSA found on the page”Application Information and Instructional Videos for Promise and FAFSA” under the College Bound Resources pulldown. It will show you what information you need to bring to the workshop and how to get a student and parent FAFSA ID and password you will need to sign in to the website where you will start the FAFSA application. There is a short instructional video that that will get you familiar with the application and save you time when you fill out the application.
Frequently asked Questions about the Promise and FAFSA applications.
Frequent Questions About Oklahoma’s Promise
Q. What is the family income limit? A. Currently $60,000 for a family with two dependents, $70,000 with 3 to 4 and $80,000 for five or more
Q. What financial information should parents include on the applications to verity income?
A. A copy of a tax return. if you do not file a tax return, a copy of W-2s from an employer, Social Security benefits statement, unemployment comp or statements from other sources.
Q. Do Guardians have to provide income information?
A. No. Guardians only provide the legal document appointing them Guardians.
Q. What if I am the parent but do not take the tax deduction for the student?
A. It does not matter if the parent does not take the tax deduction for their student. The Regents who administer Oklahoma’s Promise are only interested in verifying family income.
Q. What courses must the student complete to qualify of Oklahoma’s Promise?
A. The TPS Work Force Ready/College Prep curriculum includes the required coursed. Q. What are the advantages of applying online versus mailing the applications?
A. Since the data does not have to be manually entered by the administrators, the application is processed faster. You also save on postage and copy costs. If you do not have easy access to a scanner, you can take pictures of your financial documents with your smart phone and send them to your computer so you can upload them to the application.
Q. Who can view my application and financial information and is my privacy protected?
A. Only the staff at the OK Regents for Higher Education who run OK’s Promise. They do not share it with anyone including the IRS, ICE or any other State or Federal agency.
Frequent Questions and Tips for Completing the FAFSA
1. Complete the FAFSA form online: https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa The online form has a (?) feature that will answer common questions about each line of the application. YPNG has English and Spanish language instructional videos and one-on-one workshops under the “College Resources” and “Events” pull downs at the top of our homepage https://ypng.co
2. The form will let both Student and Parent set up a separate FAFSA ID and Password. Because the parent has a separate id and section, students do not have to see the Parent’s income.
3. Before you start:
- Have a SS Card with the name and Number for both Student and Parent. Makesure as you fill out the application the names match exactly with the SS cards.
- If not a citizen, SS Card and Green Card.
- If the Student is living with a Legal Guardian, NO parent information required.
- List of schools you would like to send the FAFSA. You can come back later andadd additional schools.
- If a student is living with a relative but that relative has not been appointed aslegal guardians, this situation is considered at risk of being homeless. The student can select that option and their FAFSA and NOT need parent information4. FAFSA will ask if you have ever attended college. If you are just graduating from high school, you will say it is your first year even if you earned advanced placement college credits.5. If you are a Male, you will be asked if you have registered for the selective service. If you have not, you can register while you are filling out the FAFSA. But it is NOT requir6. There will be a question about your Housing Plan – Answer Dorm, Off Campus or Home. 7. Only the custodial parent provides financial information if parents are divorced.
8. If your parent does not have a SS number, do not leave it blank. List 000-00-0000
9. Type the name and address exactly as it is on your tax return.10. Parents do not report retirement assets on the FAFSA.You can also go to the College Bound Resources sections at the top of the YPNG homepage and find 12 minute instructional videos in English and Spanish for the FAFSA.