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Help Sessions & Orientation

FAFSA Help Sessions

Get free help in completing your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with Pima’s public sessions. We'll help you complete the FAFSA online. 

When are the Workshops?

Log into your MyPima account and use the "In-person Financial Aid Workshop calendar" on the Financial Aid tab for locations, dates and times.

Please bring your:

  • Social Security number
  • driver's license
  • W-2 or pay stubs (2013 for the 2014-2015 year, or 2014 for the 2015-2016 year)
  • most recent tax return (2013 for the 2014-2015 year, or 2014 for the 2015-2016 year)
  • FAFSA PIN if available at www.pin.ed.gov 

Save time by filling out the 2014-2015 FAFSA Worksheet as much as possible before your session.  Please bring this with you to the session. 

We can help you set-up or reset a FAFSA PIN if needed.

Financial Aid Orientation

2015-2016 In-Person and Online Orientations Coming Soon

All financial aid recipients must attend a yearly financial aid orientation in order to receive disbursements of aid.  The Financial Aid Orientation information provided is based on Federal regulations that change every year. 

To sign-up for Financial Aid Orientation:

  1. You must RSVP to reserve your seat. Log into your MyPima account and use the "In-person Financial Aid Workshop calendar" on the Financial Aid tab to choose a time and location that is convenient for you.  
  2. Select the "register" icon associated with your preferred date and time to complete and submit the registration information.  Need help registering? Contact Financial Aid.
  3. Bring a photo ID, your student ID number, and a pen or pencil with you.
  4. If your plans change, be sure to cancel your reservation by following the cancellation directions on your confirmation email.

Unable to attend a session in person?  Participate in Online Orientation:

You will gain the most information if you attend in person.  Sessions are available at a variety of times and locations, but the Financial Aid Office understands that not every student has the ability to visit a campus. If you are in this situation, you can view a presentation and submit your quiz results online to earn credit. 

  • Download the 2014-15 Financial Aid Orientation Study-Guide, which serves as the quiz outline with the questions that you will need to answer upon completion of the presentation.
  • Use the guide to answer the quiz questions while viewing the 2014-15 Online Presentation [accessible version - MSWord].
  • 2014-2015 in-person FA Orientations are now available. To find sessions, go to the Financial Aid tab of your MyPima account and click on the "In-person Financial Aid Workshop calendar".

You will submit the answers that you record on your Study Guide through MyPima, on the Financial Aid tab:

  • Click on Financial Aid Award
  • Select 2014-15
  • Click on the Resources/Additional Information tab
  • Select the sequence of answers that matches the answers in your Study Guide.

Our office will not accept a copy of the completed Study Guide to satisfy your Financial Aid Orientation requirement.  Your red flag will be updated within 24-48 business hours to reflect whether or not you answered the question correctly.