Navigating the financial aid process for higher education

Navigating the financial aid process for higher education
Posted on 2015/01/23

January 2015

Financial Aid Night-

Thursday, January 29, will mark our annual Financial Aid Night.  Parents of juniors and seniors can attend to learn more about financial aid options.  Attendees will arrive at 6:30 in the Building 5 Conference Room, located in the middle of campus. 

The road to college and career training can be hard to navigate but we will have many professionals on hand to answer questions and provide information about financial aid.  Joi Grace from Northern Arizona University will provide a presentation on the basics of financial aid.  Representatives from Glendale Community College and Wells Fargo will be on hand to answer questions and provide guardians with important information about the financial process. 

Flyers and announcements will go out the second week in January to remind parents and students about the event.

FAFSA Night-

The following week on Thursday, February 5, we will hold a FAFSA event.  The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be submitted online or in paper form. 

Parents of seniors that attend will have the opportunity to fill our their federal form online.  Representatives from Grand Canyon University will be on hand to help with the process and answer any questions. 

Parents are encouraged to obtain a PIN prior to the event in order to complete the paperwork online.  A pin can be obtained at .  The following will also be needed in order to complete the application:

  • Your/Parents Social Security Number
  • Your driver’s license (if you have one)
  • Your/Parents’ W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
  • Your/Parents’ Federal Income Tax Return
  • You/Parents’ income records, Veterans non-education benefit records, Child support received, Worker’s compensation, Current bank statement, Current business, investment, mortgage, stock, bond and other investment records

The application event begins at 6:30 in the Media Center on the southwest corner of campus.  Representatives from Wells Fargo will be on hand to provide budgeting and financial planning information for those interested.

For more information feel free to contact Moon Valley's Career Center Specialist Bethany Marshall at 623-915-8055 or