Returning University of Pikeville students are strongly encouraged to prepare for the 2012-2013 academic year by filing the 2012-2013 FAFSA renewal by Jan. 15, 2012.
Students who are Kentucky residents are at a greater risk of missing out on financial aid opportunities if they fail to file an early FAFSA application, according to Judy Bradley, assistant director of Student Financial Services at the University.
“State grant funds are being depleted quicker than ever this year,” said Bradley. “UPIKE requires all students to file a FAFSA. State grants are a tremendous benefit, but are not guaranteed.”
When filing the FAFSA, Bradley encourages students and their parents to use the “will-file” option on the application. The “will-file” option allows families to estimate 2011 income from a 2010 federal tax return, if the incomes are comparable.
“Don’t risk losing a KTG grant of $2,964 or a CAP grant of $1,900 if you are eligible,” said Bradley. It is of the utmost importance that our students returning for the 2012-2013 school year file their FAFSA renewal by the Jan. 15 deadline.”
For more information, call the Student Financial Services office at 606-218-5254. The office is located in the Administration Building, level 1.