The Nontraditional and Commuter Student Center is hosting free tax prep by appointment only for current students doing simply tax returns and those with gross yearly income less than $57,000.
This opportunity will be available in Eder Hall. Room 200, on Feb. 23 and 24 from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 2 to 6 p.m.
Professional tax consultant Dr. Rebecca J. Travnichek will be donating her time to assist the student body. To take advantage of the tax prep, all students have to do is drop in and reserve a spot in Eder Hall, Room 200 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Student Program Coordinator Jason Mullin said that students will need to bring a copy of their W-2’s, a 1098-T form and their social security numbers to be fully prepared and have their taxes ready to be submitted.
Nontraditional student Miky Wafai, who works the front desk at the NCS Center, noted how students should want to attend because it’ll be helpful for incoming college students to get familiar with their taxes by learning to do them and save the money they would normally spend with a tax preparer.
Executive Administrative Associate for the VP of Student Affairs Minerva Torres, who helps manage and coordinate events for the NCS Center, mentioned how attending the tax prep will help students not only get their returns in a more timely manner without financial loss but it also aids students in finishing their FAFSA faster as well, which will in turn make it easier for them to obtain as much financial aid as they can since some funds recovered from the FASFA are on a first come, first serve basis.
When asked what the focus or goal for the center was, Mullin said, “The NCS Center aims to be a primary resource on campus for the student body specifically but not limited to the nontraditional, commuter and veteran students.”
He went on to say how the center focuses on academics and facilitating life skills. There, you can find important information you might need, from bus schedules and maps of St. Joseph to a list of local food pantries or charities to a listing of local apartments that are priced for a college student’s budget and, of course, a helping hand to guide students through it all.