Financial Aid Information
File your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) between October 1 and March 10 each year to qualify for state and federal financial aid for the next academic year. Go to www.FAFSA.gov to complete it online.
The website includes a worksheet to help you organize your financial information to make the process go even smoother. Make sure you have everything you need to complete the FAFSA and college financial aid information, including: FSA ID (FSAID.ed.gov), your Social Security Number, driver’s license number (if you have one), parent and student tax forms (1040EZ, 1040A or 1040 and/or W-2s), parent and student untaxed income information, asset information, business or farm records, if applicable. At FAFSA.gov, you can learn more about IRS Data Retrieval Tool, the fastest, most accurate way to file tax information for the FAFSA and student academic information, such as GPA and test scores.
This video presentation has some more useful information about the FAFSA.
Some of you may need to complete an additional financial aid form – the CSS Profile. With this form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 300 colleges and scholarship programs. Check out the information here.
The Indiana College Costs Estimator, powered by the National Center for College Costs and Learn More Indiana, is full of advice for high school and college students and their families. Visit www.IndianacollegeCosts.org to calculate your actual college costs in minutes.
FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college. Provide some basic information and get an estimate for your eligibility for federal student aid. Your estimate will be shown in the “College Cost Worksheet,” where you can also provide estimated amounts of other student aid and savings that can go toward your college education. Get started now on the FAFSA4caster at FAFSA.ed.gov.