WHAT IS FAFSA?
It is an acronym for the "Free Application For Student Aid" and is required by the federal and state government to be considered for any financial aid and many private or school based scholarships also require it.
COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY (www.CollegeGoalSunday.org)
Financial Aid staff from IUSB, Notre Dame, St. Mary’s and Ivy Tech will be available to help students and families file their FAFSA for. Students and Parents, please create your FSA ID (Electronic Signature) 24 hours prior to coming. You can do this at: fsaid.ed.gov
This event begins at 2:00pm
WHEN HELD IN PERSON:
South Bend Location
IUSB, the Education and Arts Building, Rm 1105
1002 Esther Street, SB 46634
Things for Students/Parents to Bring:
Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents’ should bring completed 2015 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well.
Win a $1,000 Scholarship:
Students may also win one of ten $1000 scholarships. Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in December, and prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students.
WHEN: CHECK on the www.CollegeGoalSunday.org website for a list of in-person or virtual events.
WHERE: IUSB, Education Arts Building, 1002 Esther St, South Bend, IN (enter off Mishawaka Ave across from JAHS)
WHO: Senior students and their parents/guardians
WHAT TO DO: Create your FSA ID (electronic signature) a minimum of 24 hours before the event. Do this at: FSAID.ED.GOV
GENERAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
Filling out financial aid paperwork can be perceived as being complicated and time-consuming, but College Goal SundaySM makes it easy.
College Goal Sunday is a program that helps college-bound Indiana students, who qualify for undergraduate admission to a college or technical school and their families to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). College Goal Sunday provides on-site and/or virtual help from financial aid experts, primarily from Indiana colleges and universities.
Why It's Important
Most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools in the nation require students seeking federal financial aid, including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA. Your FAFSA form must be received by the federal processor on or before March 10 to be considered "on-time" for Indiana state grant funding. Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars are required to complete and submit a FAFSA form to claim their Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholarships. College Goal Sunday will help all college-bound students, including EVan Bayh 21st Century Scholars, complete the FAFSA properly
Now in its 30th year, College Goal Sunday is a charitable collaboration involving the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA), in cooperation with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. College Goal Sunday is co-funded by Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.CollegeGoalSunday.org