Ivy Tech Community College supports FAFSA Friday

College is promoting the deadline to more than 30,000 potential students

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College applauds and supports the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s announcement to host the first ever “FAFSA Friday” on February 27 to provide Indiana students with additional help in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Ivy Tech recently launched a statewide marketing campaign to encourage more than 30,000 of the college’s prospective students and 120,000 of the college’s current students to complete the FAFSA by March 10. Last year, more than 150,000 Indiana students missed the state’s March 10 deadline, which cuts off their ability to receive any state financial assistance for college.

In an effort to get more students to fill out the FAFSA by the March 10 deadline, Ivy Tech has sent postcards, letters and e-mails to its students, as well as hosted financial aid workshops at its campuses statewide.

“Nearly 60 percent of our students rely on financial aid, so it is critically important for us to keep our students informed of these deadlines, so they can receive the aid they may be eligible for,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “Many of our students work, have families and attend college all at the same time. A state grant to these students could be the determining factor on whether or not they pursue college.”

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 120,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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