The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is now available for the 2018-2019 academic school year.

The FAFSA form is prepared annually to determine financial aid eligibility for college students or those planning on pursuing a post-secondary education. The deadline for filing is March 10, 2018. The form can be easily filed online at www.fafsa.gov.

To help families navigate the application process, financial aid experts will be providing assistance for college-bound students across Indiana during College Goal Sunday on Nov. 5. Students who attend could win a $1,000 scholarship. Click here to find a location near you.

Ivy Tech Community College will be hosting another statewide event on Oct. 25. During Express Enrollment Day, prospective students can tour Ivy Tech campuses, apply to the college, take assessment testing, register for classes and work on their FAFSA. Find a participating location and reserve your spot here.

Can’t make it to one of these events? Learn tips for filling out FAFSA and common mistakes to avoid here. You can also explore different types of financial aid by clicking here. If you need any assistance submitting the application, call 1-800-4FED-AID.

Also, don’t forget that applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship will be accepted through Nov. 30.