October 17, 2018 / Indiana students to get free help in filing for
VINCENNES, Ind. - Filling out financial aid paperwork for
college can be complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal Sunday
makes it easy. The program offers assistance and advice to help
college-bound students complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA).
Financial aid professionals will be available at Vincennes
University’s Vincennes and Jasper campuses during College Goal Sunday
on October 28 at 2 p.m. (EDT). The Vincennes Campus event will take
place at the Shake Learning Resources Center and on the Jasper Campus
in the Classroom Building.
Most colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools
throughout the U.S. require students seeking federal financial aid,
including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be
received by the federal processor on or before April 15 to be
considered "on-time" for Indiana state grant funding. 21st
Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA to claim
“Students who don’t complete their financial aid paperwork
properly and on time are often very disappointed when they find out
how much financial aid they lost,” said Bill Wozniak, co-chair of
College Goal Sunday.
WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD BRING
Students should attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and
parents should bring completed 2017 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms,
and other 2017 income and benefits information. Students who worked in
2017 should bring their income information as well. Students aged 24
or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2017 IRS 1040
tax return, W-2 form, or other 2017 income and benefits information.
Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department
of Education FSA IDs at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm before
coming to the event.
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VICKIE PUFFER, Communications Coordinator & Online Newsroom
812-888-4162 office, 812-887-4635 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu,
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University