1. ISFAA Financial Aid/FAFSA programs
Our Lafayette Financial Aid/ FAFSA info programs will be on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 and on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Both presentations will start at 6:30pm at Ivy Tech Community College’s Ivy Hall auditorium, and both Ivy-Tech and Purdue staff will be on hand to present and answer questions. These are info only events and we will not be filing the FAFSA on these nights.
The programs are for any of your students who plan to attend college in the fall of 2018, and any of their family members. The November and January presentations will be the same and will cover general financial aid information and processes. Interest in attending or admittance to either Ivy-Tech or Purdue isn’t required to attend. The first program will be just before the first College Goal Sunday FAFSA filing event on November 5th. Hopefully that should be good timing for anyone totally new to the whole financial aid process.
2. College Goal Sunday (CGS)
The 2018-19 FAFSA opens on October 1st. Please tell your students/families that they should not feel rushed to complete their FAFSA in early October though. Most Indiana colleges have not changed their priority FAFSA filing dates due to the earlier October 1 start date and the State of Indiana has extended its annual FAFSA filing deadline to April 15th (no longer March 10th).
Although the College Goal Sunday website http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/ hasn’t been fully updated yet, there will again be two CGS events to help families with filing the FAFSA. The events will be held on November 5, 2017 and on February 25, 2018 at 2pm (local time). Ivy-Tech Lafayette will host again and all students/families are welcome.