College Goal Sunday to be held this Sunday
Students who need the money to help pay for college are set to get some help in applying for financial aid. Financial aid professionals will volunteer at Indiana University Northwest during College Goal Sunday, set for 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday. The program is free and it’s designed to help students and their parents in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, and loans and scholarships at most colleges and universities. It is also needed for vocational and technical schools. Harold Burtley, Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships at IUN says filling out the FAFSA is relatively easy, but it can have its challenges. College Goal Sunday has helped more than 90,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on-time, opening the door to financial aid for college. Volunteers walk through the form line-by-line and answer families’ and individual questions in room 428 in Hawthorn Hall on the IU Northwest campus. The FASFA filling deadline is March 10th. Burtley says it’s important for Indiana residents to file on time because they may be eligible for additional state grants.
Sharon Jackson, Lakeshore Public Radio