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IU Northwest to provide free financial aid assistance Feb. 11 as part of College Goal Sunday

Counselors to help students, families work through federal financial aid forms as part of statewide volunteer program

As part of College Goal Sunday on Feb. 11, the Financial Aid Office at Indiana University Northwest will offer students and their families free information and assistance regarding the 2007 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Financial aid counselors will be available from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the IU Northwest Savannah Center lobby. There will be a PowerPoint presentation to explain the forms and detail the information they require for completion. Afterward, students and parents will have the opportunity to meet individually with counselors to ask questions or receive assistance with their FAFSA forms.

Dependent students (those under age 24) should bring a parent or legal guardian. Independent students will not require a parentís income information. All should bring completed IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms and other income and benefits information. Even if taxes have not been completed, students and families can estimate their information and make corrections at a later time.

College Goal Sunday began in Indiana in 1989 as a joint project of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI), with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc. It was designed to help Indiana families access the millions of dollars in financial aid that are available to students. Since the College Goal Programís inception, 32 other states and the District of Columbia have adopted the program, and other states are considering it.

IU Northwest is proud to take part in this important assistance program. This College Goal Sunday event is open to all college-bound students in the community, regardless of age or whether they plan to attend IU Northwest. The Savannah Center is located on the IU Northwest campus at 33rd Ave. and Broadway in Gary, Ind.

  
Published:

02-01-2007

Media Contact:

Christopher Sheid
Specialist, OMC
219-980-6802
ccsheid@iun.edu

Michelle Searer
Director, OMC
219-980-6686
msearer@iun.edu
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