College Goal Sunday 2013, conducted at 41 sites statewide on Feb. 24, assisted Indiana students and their families in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and resulted in nearly 2,000 FAFSAs being filed online.
The more than 2,500 students and parents who attended the event received free, professional assistance in filling out the FAFSA, the financial aid form required by postsecondary educational institutions nationwide.
Individuals seeking grants, scholarships, and loans to attend any college or technical school nationwide are required to submit the FAFSA, which must be received by the federal processor by March 10. In its 24-year history, College Goal Sunday has helped about 100,000 Hoosier students and families complete the form.
Five hundred and sixty volunteers helped students and parents complete the FAFSA form at the Sunday afternoon session. These included college financial aid advisors, Twenty-first Century Scholars Program professionals, high school guidance counselors, and other community volunteers with financial aid expertise.
For information about the FAFSA, financial aid, or higher education, the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association encourages students and families to call The Learn More Resource Center's Helpline at (800) 992-2076.