Ivy Tech to Help in FAFSA Filing

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Ivy Tech to Help in FAFSA Filing

February 24, 2013 Updated Feb 24, 2013 at 9:35 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at fifteen of Ivy Tech Community College's campus locations, as well as 26 other Indiana sites to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 p.m.

The free program is designed to assist Indiana students seeking undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2013 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.

Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at the following campuses of Ivy Tech: Avon, Bloomington, East Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Lawrenceburg, Logansport, Marion, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend, Terre Haute, Valparaiso and Warsaw. For a complete list of locations, visit http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/index.php/locations.

To make filing the FAFSA easier, volunteers walk through the form line-by-line and answer families' individual questions. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring their parents' completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2012 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year, should bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2012 income and benefits information. Students and parents may apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) at www.pin.ed.gov before coming to the event.

For more information about College Goal Sunday or Financial Aid Awareness Month, call the Helpline at 800-992-2076 or visit www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

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