FAFSA Frenzy

FAFSA Frenzy

FAFSA Frenzy is an opportunity for students and families to get FREE, confidential, professional help with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Anyone planning to attend college this fall is eligible to participate regardless of your age, income or college.


Caperton Center Clarksburg

Sunday, February 11th



How to prepare for completing the 2018-2019 FAFSA

  • Students and Parents need to create a FSA ID if they do not already have one
  • Student and Parent should reset their password for an already existing FSA ID if password has been forgotten
  • On the day of the event, please bring the following items with you:
    • Student Driver's License
    • Student/Parent Social Security Number
    • 2016 Tax Documents if the following apply:
      • Student/Parent(s) filed 2016 Federal Taxes as Married/Filing Separately
      • Student/Parent(s) filed Form 1040X (amended income tax return) 
      • Student/Parent(s) filed a foreign tax return
      • Student/Parent(s) are victims of identity theft
    • Student/Parent Untaxed Income information such as:
      • Payments to tax-deferred pension and retirement savings plans (paid directly or withheld from earnings).
      • IRA deductions and payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, Keogh and other qualified plans from IRS Form 1040 - line 28 + line 32 or 1040A - line 17.  
      • Child support received for any of your children. Don't include foster care or adoption payments.
      • Tax exempt interest income from IRS Form 1040-line 8b or 1040A-line 8b.
      • Untaxed portions of IRA distributions from IRS Form 1040-lines (15a minus 15b) or 1040A-lines (11a minus 11b). Exclude rollovers.
      • Untaxed portions of pensions from IRS Form 1040-lines (16a minus 16b) or 1040A-lines (12a minus 12b). Exclude rollovers.
      • Housing, food and other living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others (including cash payments and cash value of benefits). Don't include the value of on-base military housing or the value of a basic military allowance for housing. 
      • Veterans noneducation benefits, such as Disability, Death Pension, or Dependency & Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and/or VA Educational Work-Study allowances.
      • Other untaxed income such as workers' compensation, disability benefits, etc. Also include the untaxed portions of health savings accounts from IRS Form 1040-line 25. 
      • Money received, or paid on your behalf (e.g., bills), not reported elsewhere on this form. This includes money that you received from a parent or other person whose financial information is not reported on this form and that is not part of a legal child support agreement. 
    • Information about student/parent(s) investments and bank account balances:
      • What is student/parents' total current balance of cash, savings, and checking accounts?
        • Don't include student financial aid. 
      • What is the net worth of student/parents' investments, including real estate?
        • Don't include the home in which student/parents live.
      • What is the net worth of student/parents' current businesses and/or investment farms?
        • Don't include a family farm or family business with 100 or fewer full-time or full-time equivalent employees.

Students attending any college or university are welcome to attend this event and receive free help completing the FAFSA.

Driving Directions to Gaston Caperton Center, 501 West Main Street, Clarksburg, WV  26301

Traveling from the Sourth:

  • Take 1-79 North
  • Take Exit 119 for US-50 toward Clarksburg/Bridgeport
  • Use any lane to turn left onto US-50 W/W Main Street
  • Take the exit toward Chestnut Street
  • Continue onto Broaddus Avenue
  • Contiue onto N Chestnut Street
  • Turn Left onto W Main Street
  • Destination will be on the right


Traveling from the North:

  • Take 1-79 South
  • Take exit 119 for US-50 toward Clarksburg/Bridgeport
  • Take the exit toward Chestnut Street
  • Continue onto Broaddus Avenue
  • Continue onto N Chestnut Street
  • Turn Left onto W Main Street
  • Destination will be on the right

Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator
Fairmont State is pleased to provide the student aid calculator to assist you in estimating your costs to attend FSU.  Results are based on 2022-2023 Estimated Cost of Attendance figures and student aid eligibility requirements which are subject to change.  These results should assist you in determining an estimate of your out-of-pocket expense to attend Fairmont State.

Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday:  8:00 am - 4:00 pm




Contact Info

Office of Financial Aid
Turley Student Services Center
Room 303
Phone: (800) 641-5678, Opt. 2
(304) 367-4141
Fax: (304) 367-4789

School Code:  003812