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College Goal Sunday Sites Help Students File For Financial Aid
Updated February 16, 2018 7:10 AM | Filed under: Education
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(UNDATED) - Financial aid professionals will volunteer at a number of sites in Indiana on Feb. 25 to help college-bound students and their families to file for financial aid during College Goal Sunday.

All sessions begin at 2 p.m. at the following local sites:

  • Ivy Tech Community College, 200 Daniels Way, Steve and Connie Ferguson Academic Building, Bloomington.
  • Community Learning Center of Washington County, 1709 N. Shelby St., Salem.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application 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 colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide.

The FAFSA must be filed by April 15 for a student to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. College Goal Sunday is so important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time- consuming.

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s). Parents' should bring completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2016 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2016 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2016 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply.

Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families' individual questions as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities, and many have Spanish interpreters.

Students may also win one of five $1,000 scholarships. Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in April, and prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students.

For more information about College Goal Sunday, visit

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