College Goal Sunday 2014 set for February 23
- Created on Sunday, 23 February 2014 15:48
INDIANAPOLIS – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at 39 sites across Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m. (local time), February 23, 2014.
The free program is designed to assist Indiana students seeking undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2014 in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide and must be filed by March 10 to be eligible for state aid. Completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In one afternoon at College Goal Sunday, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.
Now in its 25th year, College Goal Sunday, a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Assoication (ISFAA), has helped more than 90,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time, opening the door to financial aid for college.
Thousands of Indiana students, families benefit from College Goal Sunday 2013
- Created on Wednesday, 02 October 2013 18:58
INDIANAPOLIS — College Goal Sunday 2013, held at 41 sites statewide on February 24, assisted Indiana students and their families in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and resulted in nearly 2,000 FAFSAs being filed online.
The more than 2,500 students and parents who attended the event received free, professional assistance in filling out the FAFSA, the financial aid form required by postsecondary educational institutions nationwide.
Individuals seeking grants, scholarships and loans to attend any college or technical school nationwide are required to submit the FAFSA, which must be received by the federal processor by March 10. In its 24-year history, College Goal Sunday has helped approximately 100,000 Hoosier students and families complete the form.
A total of 560 volunteers helped students and parents complete the FAFSA form at the Sunday afternoon session. These included college financial aid advisors, Twenty-first Century Scholars Program professionals, high school guidance counselors and other community volunteers with financial aid expertise.
“As financial aid professionals, our goal is to make the complicated financial aid process easier for Indiana families,” said Donette Cassman, senior account executive at Sallie Mae, Inc., and College Goal Sunday chairperson. “This year we were pleased that our efforts to reach those students who needed help culminated in an extremely successful event.”
For information about the FAFSA, financial aid or higher education, the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association encourages students and families to call Learn More Indiana’s Helpline at 800-992-2076 (toll free).
College Goal Sunday is sponsored by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association in cooperation with Learn More Indiana, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the 21st Century Scholars Program. It is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., USA Funds and Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc.