VU and VUJ will offer help filling out FAFSA form on College Goal Sunday

VU and VUJ will offer help filling out FAFSA form on College Goal Sunday

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February 15, 2023

February 15, 2023

VINCENNES, Ind. –Vincennes University and Vincennes University Jasper are providing prospective students and their families assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form during College Goal Sunday on Feb. 26, 2023.


College Goal Sunday is a free event that helps students of all ages and families complete and file the FAFSA form. The FAFSA is one of the most important steps in opening the door to financial aid. 

The Vincennes Campus College Goal Sunday starts at 2 p.m. (ET) in Room 132 of Updike Hall - Center for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics in the SEM Learning Lab. The VUJ College Goal Sunday begins at 2 p.m. (ET) in the Jasper Campus Classroom Building.

The FAFSA is a student’s gateway to financial aid. The application 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 the State of Indiana priority deadline of April 15 to guarantee state aid for those that qualify.

Volunteers will walk individuals through filling out the form and answer students' and families’ individual questions.

What should I bring?

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parent(s) should bring completed 2021 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms, and other 2021 income and benefits information. Students who worked should also bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their completed 2021 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form, or other 2021 income and benefits information. Students and parent(s) are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at studentaid.gov before logging in to the event. Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed. 

Attendees may win a scholarship from College Goal Sunday 

Students may also win one of five $1,000 scholarships. Students who attend College Goal Sunday and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in spring, and scholarships will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students.

21st Century Scholars benefit

21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school completion, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment and demonstrate financial need receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for up to eight semesters at eligible Indiana public colleges or an equal dollar amount at eligible Indiana private colleges. To fulfill their pledge scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time, College Goal Sunday can help.

Vincennes Campus College Goal Sunday Contact:

Michael McClure

Phone: 812-888-5853

Email: mmclure@vinu.edu

VU Jasper Campus College Goal Sunday Contact:

Mary Champion

Phone: 812-482-3030

Email: mchampion@vinu.edu

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