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 will also help Scholars connect online to complete their Affirmation.
College Goal Sunday
On February 22, 2015, financial aid professionals at over forty sites across the state will host events to help students and families complete their FAFSAs online during College Goal Sunday. 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 http://www.collegegoalsunday.org.
ISM College Planning Financial Aid Nights and FAFSA Completion Nights
Beginning in January 2015, 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.
ISM College Planning Financial Aid and FAFSA Completion Nights will be posted on the ISM Event Calendar as they are scheduled. 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.
FAFSA Days will be listed on the National Center for College Costs Events Calendar as they are scheduled.