Free FAFSA help available at Goshen College during College Goal Sunday

Goshen College will host its College Goal Sunday on Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m. to assist college-bound Indiana students and their families in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, opening doors to financial aid. The free event will be held in the Juanita Lark Welcome Center, located in the Union Building.

Now in its 35th year, College Goal Sunday is an event held at 40 locations across Indiana that provides free FAFSA filing assistance to Hoosier families.

A complete list of locations is available at CollegeGoalSunday.org.

What students should bring:

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s), and parents should bring completed 2022 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2022 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year should bring their income information as well. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2022 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2022 income and benefits information.

Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs before coming to the event. Volunteers will walk through the online form line-by-line and answer families’ individual questions as needed.

FAFSA Overview:

  • Single application completed each year to apply for federal grants, work-study & loans, state of Indiana grants, and some institutional grants/scholarships.
  • Snapshot of your family’s income and assets to calculate your Student Aid Index (SAI).  The SAI is an index used by colleges to determine what federal, state, and possibly institutional money you are eligible to receive.
  • Skip logic is built into the FAFSA, so you only answer the questions you need to and no more.
  • The FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX) lets you transfer tax information straight from the IRS to your FAFSA to improve the accuracy and security of data.
  • You can list up to 20 colleges on the FAFSA. You are encouraged to list at least 1 college from Indiana so that you are in the pool for State of Indiana grants, if eligible.

For more information about College Goal Sunday visit CollegeGoalSunday.org.

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