FAFSA Deadline April 15

(UNDATED) – Hoosier students and families are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The deadline is April 15, 2021.

With more than $350 million in state financial aid available, as well as billions of dollars in federal aid, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education reminds Hoosiers that filing the FAFSA by April 15th is imperative for securing money for college.

Teresa Lubber

“We encourage all Hoosiers with an interest in pursuing education and training to file the FAFSA because we know that paying for college is one of the most common barriers to attending,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We also know that recent unemployment data show Hoosiers without education beyond high school are more likely to be unemployed, so the value of pursuing higher education has never been greater.”

If you need help filling out your Free FAFSA you can attend a virtual College Goal Sunday event on March 7, 2021. Financial aid experts will be available to provide free FAFSA filing help from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. (ET). Find all the details at CollegeGoalSunday.org.

But if you want to get started on the paperwork today.

INvestEd will help any Hoosier family fill out the FAFSA completely free of charge. Contact INvestEd at 317-715-9007 or email  outreach@investedindiana.org.

Or you can visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/cost for FAFSA resources, scholarships, and state financial aid information.

“Many Hoosiers fail to file the FAFSA by the deadline because they assume they don’t qualify for any state or federal financial aid. The reality is that there is considerable funding available, especially for those that demonstrate financial need,” said Lubbers. “Filing the FAFSA on time is a surefire way to be considered for both state and federal aid opportunities, but you’d be surprised at how much aid is left on the table each year.”