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College Goal Sunday offers free sessions for Indiana students

Thursday, February 2, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- Financial aid professionals will volunteer at 13 Ivy Tech Community College campuses to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday, set for Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.

The sessions, which are free, are available at Ivy Tech campuses in Terre Haute, as well as Avon, Bloomington, East Chicago, Evansville, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Lawrenceburg, Logansport, Muncie, Richmond, South Bend and Warsaw.

The program is designed to assist Indiana students seeking undergraduate admission to a college or technical school in 2012 in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide and must be filed by March 10 to be eligible for state aid.

Completing the required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming.

However, at College Goal Sunday, students and their families may access free help and file the form online.

College Goal Sunday, in its 23rd year, is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) and has helped more than 87,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time.

For more information, call 1-800-992-2076 or log on to www.CollegeGoalSunday.org.

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