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Ivy Tech campuses to host College Goal Sunday

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS -- Ivy Tech Community College will host College Goal Sunday at 2 p.m., Feb. 21, at 14 of the college's 23 campuses.

College Goal Sunday is a program that helps college-bound Indiana students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The program provides on-site help from financial aid experts, primarily from Indiana colleges and universities. Most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools in the nation require students seeking federal financial aid, including grants and loans, to complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA form must be received by the federal processor on or before March 10 to be considered for state aid.

The program is being offered at 37 locations in 31 communities, including the following Ivy Tech campuses: Bloomington, Columbus, East Chicago, Evansville, Gary, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Lawrence-burg, Logansport, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend, Terre Haute and Warsaw. For a complete list of locations, visit www.col-legegoalsunday.org/loc-ations.ht....

Students should attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring their parents' completed 2009 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2009 income and benefits information. If students worked last year, they should also bring their income information. Students 24-and-older, may attend alone and bring their own completed 2009 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2009 income and benefits information. Pens and FAFSA on the Web Worksheets will be provided, but students are encouraged to bring their own FAFSA on the Web Worksheets and their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PIN) if filing online. Parents will also need to obtain a PIN to file online. Obtain a PIN prior to College Goal Sunday by going to www.pin.ed.gov.

Students who attend any of the College Goal Sunday sites and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for an educational prize. Three educational prizes, worth $1,000 each, will be awarded statewide -- one in northern Indiana, one for central Indiana and one in southern Indiana. The winners will be notified in March. Prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institutions selected by winning students.

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