February 12, 2017 from 2 pm is College Goal Sunday in Indiana. This year, financial aid professionals will be volunteering their time at 40 sites throughout the state to assist students in signing up for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms.
The FAFSA is required for students to be able to apply for federal assistance, including grants, scholarships, and student loans. It is required by most colleges and universities in the nation as well.
College Goal Sunday is now in its 28th year and has helped over 90,000 students apply for federal student aid to this date. The program is funded by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).
Students looking to receive aid should bring their parents or guardians along with their parents’ 2015 federal tax returns, W-2 forms, and other proof of income. Working students should also bring their own tax returns and proof of income. Before coming to the event, it’s recommended that students and parents sign up on the U.S. Department of Education website for FSA IDs.
All sites will offer online FAFSA filing, and some sites may have Spanish interpretation available. Attendees can also win one of ten $1000 scholarships, whose winners will be announced in April.
College Goal Sunday is the brainchild of Indiana and has now spread to 34 states. For more information about the organization, visit CollegeGoalSunday.org