Democratic Sen. Dave Miramant of Camden is reminding students and families seeking college financial aid about an upcoming help session for completing federal student aid applications.

The in-person help session, sponsored by the Finance Authority of Maine, or FAME, is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Region 8, Mid-Coast School of Technology. FAME and other financial aid professionals will be on site to help complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The event is free.

“This is a great opportunity for Maine students to get some help with their financial aid for higher education,” said Miramant in a news release. “FAME does a great job with this program and is a valuable resource.”

Students and families are asked to bring the following information to the help session:

— FSA ID (this user name and password is needed to access all Federal Student Aid websites, including the FAFSA). It is recommended the student and one parent creates it ahead of time at

— Social Security numbers for student and parents.

— Information to estimate student and parent’s 2015 income, such as W-2 forms or last year’s Federal Income Tax Returns, and other records of money earned.

— Current bank statements for student and parents.

According to FAME, only about 62 percent of Maine high school seniors completed the FAFSA by May 1 of last year. As a result, many students left significant grant money on the table, while others missed out on financial aid completely.