Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

February 18, 2013

College Goal Sunday is Feb. 24

— Free help in filing for financial aid will be available to college-bound students and their families when College Goal Sunday is held Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College’s Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus computer labs, located along the Ohio River at 50 Walnut St. Volunteer financial aid professionals will be on hand to provide invaluable assistance.

The program is designed to aid Indiana students seeking undergraduate admission in 2013 to a college or technical school in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The application must be filed by March 10 to be eligible for state aid.  

Now in its 24th year, College Goal Sunday, a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association, has helped more than 88,000 Hoosier students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time, opening the door to financial aid for college.

The volunteer financial aid specialists will review the form line-by-line and will answer families’ individual questions.

In addition to the Lawrenceburg Ivy Tech, a complete list of sites is available at www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring their parents’ completed 2012 IRS tax returns, W-2 forms and other 2012 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should also bring their income information. Students 24 and older may attend alone and bring their own completed tax, income and benefits information. Students and parents may apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers at www.pin.ed.gov before attending the event.

Students who attend College Goal Sunday and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for an educational prize. Winners will be notified in March; prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institutions selected by the winning students.

Twenty-first Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract 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 graduation, scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit completed FAFSA forms on time.

College Goal Sunday is offered in cooperation with Learn More Resource Center, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Division of Student Financial Aid, and the Twenty-First Century Scholars Program.  It is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., Lumina Foundation for Education, USA Funds and Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans Inc.

 

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