Concord University Hosting FAFSA Friday At Beckley Campus

For Immediate Release: 
Nov 09 2016

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


After 4 p.m.





ATHENS, W.Va. – FAFSA Friday offers an opportunity for students and their families to receive free, confidential help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The event will be held at Concord University’s Beckley location at the Erma Byrd Higher Education Center on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The center is located at 300 University Drive in Beaver, W.Va.

Financial Aid staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist with FAFSA completion. All current Concord students, community college students, and any high school senior – even students who do not plan on attending Concord – are invited to participate.

Filling out the FAFSA each year is a requirement for all students who receive, or hope to receive, any type of federal student financial aid (e.g. Pell grant, federally-insured student loans, Federal Work Study, etc.). All students who are beginning or continuing postsecondary education should complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is also required for students to be considered for state financial aid, including the WV Higher Education Grant (WVHEG) and first-time PROMISE Scholars.

FAFSA availability has changed. Previously, the FAFSA was not available until Jan. 1, but as of Oct. 1 of this year, completing the form for the 2017-2018 academic year is now possible.

In addition to earlier access, filers will use their 2015 income information – the same data as last year’s FAFSA. This means that students/parents will not need to estimate their 2016 income or taxes, since 2015 taxes are complete.

Students and families participating should bring their FSA ID, social security number, and 2015 tax records. The Concord University Registrar’s Office will be on hand from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to answer any academic questions, including recent changes to the General Education Program.

Attendees at Concord’s FAFSA Friday who complete a FAFSA will be entered to win one of two $500 CU scholarships and other door prizes. Please note that scholarships will only be given to students who are officially enrolled and attend Concord University in the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are good only at Concord University.

For additional information please contact the Concord University Financial Aid Office at 304-384-6069.





Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086

if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.