November 1, 2017 / Indiana students to get free help in filing for financial aid
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 Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. (EST). 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 March 10 to be considered "on-time" for Indiana state grant funding. 21st Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA to claim their Scholarships.
“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 2016 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms, and other 2016 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students aged 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 form, or other 2016 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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