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Kathy Castor to help students with financial aid forms at workshop in Tampa

TAMPA — The May 15 deadline for Florida students to file their college financial aid forms is rapidly approaching.

Today, U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, is offering a lifeline.

From 10 a.m. to noon, her office will hold a financial aid workshop at the Dale Mabry Campus of Hillsborough Community College.

Representatives will be on hand to help families fill out the complicated Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other forms.

There also will be information on new grant and loan funds available for this fall, as well as a "Financial Aid 101" presentation by the University of South Florida.

"This workshop will level the playing field and make expert advice available to guide all students and their parents as they apply for help to pay for college," Castor said in a statement.

Students should bring a driver's license or alien registration card and 2008 tax and income information. Such records include 1040 tax returns and W-2 statements, and any records showing untaxed income, such as Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare or veteran's benefits.

Also bring a 2008 bank statement; any 2008 business or investment mortgage information; and business, farm, stock, bond and other investment records.

The workshop will be held in the Student Services Building at Dale Mabry Highway and Tampa Bay Boulevard, across the street from Raymond James Stadium.

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For information on the financial aid process, visit or the federal government's FAFSA home page,

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