Those needing assistance filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, form can get assistance in this weekend’s College Goal Sunday event.
The form is due March 10 to be eligible for federal student aid. The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most post-secondary schools. The FAFSA form can be perceived as time-consuming, but students can get the FAFSA form filed online during Sunday’s event.
College Goal Sunday has helped more than 90,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Division of Student Financial Aid, more single parents have filed for financial aid proving that the program is reaching high-risk students and families.
Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parents and bring with them 2014 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2014 income and benefits information. Students who held a job should also bring in that information. Apply for the U.S. Department of Education PIN number at www.pin.ed.gov before coming to the event.
A $1,000 scholarship will be given to 16 students nationwide just for attending College Goal Sunday. The scholarship will be sent to the post-secondary education institution selected by the winning students.
One site hosting College Goal Sunday is Plymouth High School. The event will begin at 2 p.m. ET.