The Educational Opportunity Center at Kilgore College will assist you with the following FREE Financial Aid services. Click the link below to access the Educational Opportunity Center at Kilgore College.
- Call Rosa Hopkins at (903) 236-2026 to receive assistance at the KC Longview North Building (RM 205F).
- Call Rubi Ramirez (903) 983-8615 for assistance at the Kilgore campus (SS 111).
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.
Students, parents, and borrowers are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education websites. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents. It’s important to understand that the student and the parent may not share an FSA ID: Your FSA ID is your signature, so it must be unique to you.
1. Open your internet browser and navigate to www.studentaid.gov.
2. Click on Create Account.
3. Provide your email address, a unique username and a password. Write the information below.
4. Enter your personal information: legal name (must match SSN card), date of birth, social security number, and a mailing address.
5. Provide your mobile phone number for account recovery (optional).
6. Complete the challenge questions and answers.
7. Agree to the terms and conditions of FSA ID usage, and submit your FSA ID information.
8. If you entered a mobile phone number, verify your number by entering a security code texted to your phone.
9. If you entered an email address, verify your email address by entering a security code emailed to the account.
- In the FALL OF THE SENIOR YEAR.....Students and parents should apply for the FSA ID to electronically sign the FAFSA. https://www.youtube.com/
- In order to start to college in the fall after students graduate from high school - In December of your Senior year, gather the data needed for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your parents will need their tax information in order to complete the application
- Beginning in December, complete the FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa to determine your eligibility for financial aid. Some scholarships REQUIRE that you submit a FAFSA in order to be considered. Check with your college to see what their deadline is for submitting the FAFSA; colleges have different deadlines. Deadlines are listed on college websites under financial aid.
- Expect to receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA in the mail. Pay particular attention to the Expected Family Contribution(EFC) and discuss it with your parents. *Families should complete their Federal Tax Returns as soon as possible so that the FAFSA can be completed early enough to meet February/March deadlines set by some schools. The State of Texas has a March 15th deadline for some state aid programs.
Fill out a FAFSA. The FAFSA is a FREE online tool for financial aid. You should never pay anything to fill this information out.
Get a FSA ID at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing. The FSA ID is your electronic signature for the Dept. of Education and is required to complete your online FAFSA. Your parents are required to have their own FSA ID if you are a dependent. After getting your FSA ID, complete your FAFSA at https://fafsa.gov (you will need tax return documentation to complete the FAFSA).