Almost every local community hosts a FAFSA information session or Financial Aid night, where students and parents can get direct support to complete the FAFSA. In addition, the 21st Century Scholars program has entered into partnerships with several organizations who are conducting FAFSA help sessions state wide. At these events, Scholars and parents can get their questions regarding FAFSA and financial aid answered, and in many cases actually receive direct assistance in completing the FAFSA. These program partners can help Scholars get online to complete their Affirmation.
College Goal Sunday
During College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals at over forty sites across the state will host events to help families complete their FAFSAs online. In addition, many sites will have a 21st Century Scholar staff member or volunteer available to provide direct support to Scholars. To find a College Goal site near you, go to www.collegegoalsunday.org.
ISM College Planning Financial Aid Nights and FAFSA Completion Nights
Beginning in January, ISM College Planning will hold dozens of Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Nights at high schools across the state. During Financial Aid Nights ISM professionals will provide information and answer questions regarding financial aid and the FAFSA. FAFSA Completion Nights will take place in a computer lab, where students and parents will receive direct support to complete online FAFSA Applications. In addition ISM College Planning has provided an online presentation to help walk students and parents through the FAFSA filing process.
For a complete list of ISM College Planning Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Nights, go to http://ismcollegeplanning.org/event-calendar. If you unable to attend an ISM event, ISM professionals will help any Hoosier family fill out the FAFSA completely free of charge. Simply email ISM at firstname.lastname@example.org to connect to an ISM professional.
The National Center for College Costs, FAFSA Days
Throughout the month of February, the National Center for College Costs will be hosting FAFSA Days at high schools, public libraries, and career centers across the state. During these events, students and parents will receive direct support filing the FAFSA online; receive an immediate interpretation of the results at the colleges; and get answers to questions regarding college costs and paying for college. In addition, 21st Century Scholar staff will attend many of the FAFSA days to provide direct support to 21st Century Scholars and parents.
To see a complete FAFSA Days and other National Center for College Costs events can be viewed by going to www.indianacollegecosts.org and clicking on “Upcoming Events” on the lower right hand side of the homepage. FAFSA days that 21st Century Scholar Staff members are attending will be indicated in the description of individual events.