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What Is the FAFSA? (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

And Why Is It Important?

The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the form that students must file to be considered for federal financial aid – grants, loans and scholarship assistance to attend most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. In addition, many states and the colleges themselves use your FAFSA data to determine your eligibility for state and school aid, and some private financial aid providers may use your FAFSA information to determine whether you qualify for their aid.

So you see, if you don’t fill out the FAFSA, you could be missing out on A LOT of financial aid. Yet, some students think they shouldn’t complete the FAFSA. Here are some of their reasons:

• "I (or my parents) make too much money, so I won't qualify for aid."
• "Only students with good grades get financial aid."
• The FAFSA is too hard to fill out."
• "I'm too old to quality for financial aid."

If you think any of these statements apply to you, then you should read Myths About Financial Aid. The reality is, EVERYONE should file the FAFSA!

In Indiana

You need to file your Indiana FAFSA by March 10 to be eligible for state aid. Completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes seen as being complicated and time consuming. But in one afternoon at College Goal Sunday Indiana, students and their families can get free help and file the form online! To find the College Goal Sunday site near you, go to College Goal Sunday Indiana Locations.


Click here to see what documents you'll want to take with you!

For some tips on filling out the FAFSA, like what financial information you need and how to get an FSA ID, check out Filling Out the FAFSA, so you and your parents are ready to attend College Goal Sunday Indiana on February 21, 2016.


College Goal Sunday 2020

Las 2 pm (hora local) 
Domingo, 23 de febrero de 2020

Llenar el papeleo ayuda económica puede ser percibido como siendo complicado y requiere mucho tiempo, pero College Goal Sunday SM hace que sea fácil.

College Goal Sunday es un programa que ayuda a los estudiantes a la universidad de Indiana, que califican para la admisión del estudiante a una universidad o escuela técnica y sus familias para completar la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday proporciona ayuda en el lugar de los expertos de ayuda financiera, principalmente de colegios y universidades de Indiana.

Por qué es importante

La mayoría de los colegios, universidades y escuelas profesionales / técnicos en la nación requieren que los estudiantes que buscan ayuda financiera federal, incluidas las donaciones y préstamos, para completar la FAFSA. Su formulario FAFSA debe ser recibida por el procesador federal en o antes del 15 de abril al ser considerados "a tiempo" para los fondos de subvención del estado de Indiana. Evan Bayh Siglo 21 Los estudiosos están obligados a completar y presentar un formulario FAFSA para reclamar sus Evan Bayh Siglo 21 becas. College Goal Sunday ayudará a todos los estudiantes a la universidad, incluyendo Evan Bayh 21st Century estudiosos, completar la FAFSA correctamente.

College Goal Sunday se llevará a cabo a las 2 pm (hora local), el domingo, 23 de febrero de 2020. El programa empezará a las 2 de la tarde y la mayoría de los sitios se cerrará a las 4 pm

Ahora en su año 31, College Goal Sunday es una colaboración benéfica participa la Asociación de Indiana Ayuda Financiera para Estudiantes (ISFAA), en cooperación con la Comisión para la Educación Superior de Indiana. College Goal Sunday es cofinanciado por la Fundación Lilly Inc. y INvestEd.


College Goal Sunday 2020

2 p.m. (local time)
Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Filling out financial aid paperwork can be perceived as being complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal SundaySM makes it easy.

College Goal Sunday is a program that helps college-bound Indiana students, who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday provides on-site help from financial aid experts, primarily from Indiana colleges and universities.

Why It's Important

Most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools in the nation require students seeking federal financial aid, including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA. Your FAFSA form must be received by the federal processor on or before April 15th to be considered "on-time" for Indiana state grant funding. Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA form to claim their Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholarships. College Goal Sunday will help all college-bound students, including Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars, complete the FAFSA properly.

College Goal Sunday will take place at 2 p.m. (local time), Sunday, February 23rd, 2020. The programs will begin promptly at 2 p.m., and most sites will close by 4 p.m.

Now in its 31st year, College Goal Sunday is a charitable collaboration involving the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA), in cooperation with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. College Goal Sunday is co-funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and INvestEd.

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