Beat the Deadline, Attend FAFSA Filing Event on May 10 at Sullivan High School
SULLIVAN, IN – Ivy Tech financial aid professionals will be at Sullivan High School to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid on May 10 from 4-7 p.m. Those who attend can also look forward to receiving a small care package and complimentary snack boxes from Petty Pit Stop.
The free event assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before the extended Indiana deadline of May 15. The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for most federal and state grants, scholarships, and federal student loans at colleges, universities, and vocational/technical schools nationwide. Due to recent devasting storms, the state of Indiana extended the filing deadline for Sullivan County residents to May 15, 2023. The FAFSA must be filed by May 15, 2023, to be considered for aid.
“We want to make sure any student interested in attending college has an opportunity to qualify for aid, grants, and scholarships to help make college more affordable,” said Amanda Cox, director of admissions, recruitment, and K-14 initiatives at Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute. “It’s a huge benefit to have the deadline extended, and Ivy Tech is here to help students and families take advantage of the benefits of filing the FAFSA.”
Students should attend the May 10 FAFSA Filing Event with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and bring completed 2021 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms, and other 2021 income and benefits information. Students who worked should also bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their completed 2021 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form, or other 2021 income and benefits information. Students and guardian(s) are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at www.studentaid.gov before attending the event.
Financial aid professionals will walk students and parent(s)/guardian(s) through the online form line-by-line and answer individual questions as needed.
21st Century Scholars must submit the FAFSA
21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign an agreement in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school completion, scholars who have fulfilled the commitment and demonstrate financial need receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for up to eight semesters at eligible Indiana public colleges or an equal dollar amount at eligible Indiana private colleges. To fulfill their pledge scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time each year they are planning to enroll in college courses.
Registering for the Event
Students interested in attending should register at bit.ly/ivytechthfafsa. Registration is preferred but not required for the event. Questions about completing the FAFSA or financial aid can be directed to Julie Wonderlin, director of financial aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook and Instagram for the most up-to-date information.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.