The single most important form for helping students receive money to go to college is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All students, regardless of income level, who are planning to attend college must complete the FAFSA form every year. The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans.

The FAFSA must be filed by April 15, 2018, to be eligible for federal financial aid.

To help families navigate the application process, financial aid experts will be providing assistance for college bound students across Indiana during College Goal Sunday at 2 p.m. on Nov. 5. Students who attend could win one of 10, $1,000 scholarships. There will be 39 sites statewide – click here for the location nearest you.

Can’t make it to a College Goal Sunday event? 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.