Free FAFSA assistance for students at 16 Ivy Tech Community College locations for College Goal Sunday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 16 Ivy Tech Community College campus locations on November 5 at 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) for College Goal Sunday. This annual event provides free assistance for Hoosier families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

College Goal Sunday events will be hosted at the following Ivy Tech locations: Anderson, Avon, Bloomington, Crawfordsville, East Chicago, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Franklin, Greencastle, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Logansport, Muncie, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw.

“We hope all Hoosiers who have not filed already, take advantage of College Goal Sunday events across Indiana, file the FAFSA, and get one step closer to fulfilling their educational goals,” said Bill Wozniak, co-chair of College Goal Sunday.

Daylight Savings ends on the same day as College Goal Sunday, so students are encouraged to verify the correct time with the location they plan to attend.

Hoosier students who plan to attend college must file their FAFSA to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans. The state grant filing deadline for the 2018-19 school year is April 15, 2018. Students are encouraged to file their FAFSA early for more opportunities to be selected for aid.

Volunteers at College Goal Sunday will walk through the application with students and answer questions. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many will have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites can be found at CollegeGoalSunday.org.

What students should bring

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their 2016 IRS tax returns and W-2 forms, as well as current investment and bank records. Parent(s) or guardian(s) will need to attend with high school students and bring their tax and investment information. In addition, students must bring their Federal Student Aid (FSA) identification number, which can be created at fsaid.ed.gov.

Attendees may win educational prizes

By attending College Goal Sunday and completing an evaluation form, students will be entered to win one of five $1,000 scholarships. Winners will be notified in December. Prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning student.

21st Century Scholars benefit

21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship and apply for college financial aid.

Upon high school graduation, eligible Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment will receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.

Additional Information

College Goal Sunday originated in Indiana and has become a national model to help hundreds of thousands of students file the FAFSA. For more information about College Goal Sunday, visit CollegeGoalSunday.org.

About College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday is a cooperative, charitable effort of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA). It is provided in cooperation with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., NCAN and INvested.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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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