Get help with the financial aid application process at a financial aid workshop. Dates and locations include:
915 South Zinc Mill Road in Greencastle
Monday, March 3, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Meadows Shopping Center in Terre Haute
Tuesday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to Noon and 3 to 6 p.m.
Parke County Learning Center
519 North Lincoln Road in Rockville
Wednesday, March 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.
Financial aid representatives will be available on a walk-in basis to answer questions. These workshops are for all college-bound students and families to obtain valuable information and help in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the state's March 10 deadline.
Most students enrolled at higher education institutions must complete and submit the FAFSA for federal financial aid, including grants and loans, from most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools in the nation. Filling out this basic application is also the necessary first step in becoming eligible for state aid. Twenty-first Century Scholars are required to complete and submit the FAFSA to claim their Twenty-first Century Scholarships.
Those planning to attend the workshop should follow these important guidelines: students age 23 or younger are encouraged to attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s); students age 24 or older may attend alone. Those planning to attend college between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 will fill out the 2014-2015 FAFSA and should bring to the workshop 2013 tax returns, W-2 forms and income/benefit information.
Early submissions of the FAFSA often assist students in receiving greater amounts of financial aid for their postsecondary education. That is why they are encouraged to meet the earliest deadline, which is the state’s deadline of March 10, 2014 at midnight. Students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
For more information, visit the web site www.ivytech.edu/financial-aid.