February 19, 2019 / VU offers Indiana students free help in filing for financial aid
VINCENNES, Ind. - Filling out financial aid paperwork for college can be complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal Sunday makes it easy. The program offers assistance and advice to help college-bound students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Financial aid professionals will be available at Vincennes University’s Vincennes and Jasper campuses during College Goal Sunday on February 24 at 2 p.m. (EST). The Vincennes Campus event will take place at the Updike Hall, 1251 N. Chestnut St., and on the Jasper Campus in the Classroom Building.
Most colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools throughout the U.S. require students seeking federal financial aid, including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA must be received by the federal processor on or before April 15 to be considered "on-time" for Indiana state grant funding. 21st Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA to claim their Scholarships.
Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer questions, as needed. All sites offer FAFSA online capabilities and many have Spanish interpreters. A complete list of sites is available at CollegeGoalSunday.org.
WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD BRING
Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents should bring completed 2017 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2017 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students age 24 or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2017 income and benefits information. Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at fsaid.ed.gov before coming to the event.
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