Students and Family

Resources for Students and Family

FAFSA Overview:

  • Single application completed each year to apply for federal grants, work-study & loans, state of Indiana grants, and some institutional grants/scholarships.
  • Snapshot of your families’ income and assets to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).  The EFC is an index used by colleges to determine what federal, state, and possibly institutional money you are eligible to receive.
  • Skip logic is built into the FAFSA, so you only answer the questions you need to and no more.
  • The IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) lets you transfer tax information straight from IRS to your FAFSA to improve the accuracy and security of data.
  • You can list up to 10 colleges on the FAFSA. Encourage you to list at least 1 college from Indiana so that you are in the pool for State of Indiana grants, if eligible.

Resources to help with the FAFSA & Financial Aid: