February 22, 2024

Need help filling out FAFSA? Get it this Sunday

Arsenal Technical High School will be one of the locations for College Goal Sunday. The event will be held in the school computer lab. - WFYI News

Arsenal Technical High School will be one of the locations for College Goal Sunday. The event will be held in the school computer lab.

WFYI News

High school seniors can get help filling out the application for federal and state college aid for 2024-25 this Sunday at events across Indiana.

FAFSA is essential for students seeking federal and state grants, scholarships, and loans at colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools nationwide. Indiana's priority deadline for guaranteed state aid for those who qualify is April 15.

This Sunday financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 40 locations across the state to help students and families complete the application. Six of those locations are in the Indianapolis area.

“Increasing the number of FAFSA filings will lead to many Hoosiers realizing their higher education possibilities are more tangible than otherwise thought,” Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Chris Lowery said in a statement. “Not only is the FAFSA a huge step in unlocking potential career options and better outcomes for individuals, but it is also a key to strengthening our communities as a whole.”

Students and parents are encouraged to create their FSA IDs at studentaid.gov before coming to the event.

Changes to the FAFSA process by the federal government has led to concerns about access to aid. led to The window to submit FAFSA opened later than usual this year, launching in late December compared to the typical October 1 opening. This has some students and families worried about completing the FAFSA before the April 15 deadline.

Parents attending the event should bring completed 2022 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms, and other 2022 income and benefits information.

College Goal Sunday events will start at 2 p.m. More information and all locations can be found at collegegoalsunday.org.

 

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