Financial Aid and FAFSA

For Seniors:
FAFSA

The FAFSA is the first step in the financial aid process. Be sure to read the information, apply early, and complete your tax return. You can start filling out the FAFSA January 1, 2016. The deadline for the FAFSA in Indiana is March 10, 2015. Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov to file your FAFSA.

College Goal Sunday will be on TBA this year. Students and parents can get assistance at filling out the FAFSA. Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring their parents’ completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2014 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2014 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2014 income and benefits information. Students and parents may apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) at www.pin.ed.gov before coming to the event. Locations: Ivy Tech Avon

NEVER PAY FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION! All scholarship information is available free to you. Beginning in January of your senior year, you will complete the FAFSA (Free Application For Student Aid). This form, which is much like a tax return, is due to be received by March 10 and should be submitted no later than March 1. It goes to the federal government, the state government, then on to the college or colleges to which you have been accepted. This one application results in an SAR (Student Aid Report) which is a letter you receive telling you what grants, loans or scholarships will be offered to you from all levels. Companies who send you an offer to search for scholarships for a fee are scams! DO NOT USE WWW.FAFSA.COM — IT WILL ASK YOU TO PAY $80 TO FILE YOUR FAFSA

Financial Aid Night- TBA. LaToshia Everson from DePauw University will answer all of your FAFSA/Financial Aid questions.

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