(Valparaiso, IN) - Financial aid professionals from all across Indiana will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College in Valparaiso and 39 other sites to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. on February 27.
The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships, and federal student loans at most colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools nationwide.
The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid.
One reason for College Goal Sunday is to help families with a form they perceive as too complicated and time-consuming to complete.
“Last year, Indiana high school graduates missed out on $65 million in Pell Grants by not filing the FAFSA,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers.
“If you are considering education beyond high school, filing the FAFSA is the best way to ensure you are receiving available financial aid. College Goal Sunday offers one-on-one assistance from financial aid experts to students and families to ensure their FAFSA is accurately completed,” she said.