To help families navigate the Free Application for Federal Student Aid application process, financial aid experts will be providing free assistance for college-bound students across Indiana during College Goal Sunday, Nov.7. 

Click here for information about local events scheduled from 2-4 p.m. at 38 locations.

The FAFSA is required annually to determine financial aid eligibility for college students or anyone planning on pursuing post-secondary education. The deadline to file for the 2021-2022 school year is April 15, 2022, and forms can be filed online at fafsa.gov.

Hoosiers attending College Goal Sunday need to bring completed 2020 federal income tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2020 income and benefits information. A complete checklist of what to bring is available here. Participating students will also be entered into a drawing for a chance to win 1 of 5 scholarships worth $1,000 each.

Over the last 30 years, College Goal Sunday helped nearly 100,000 Hoosier students complete the FAFSA. If you are unable to attend a nearby event, a second College Goal Sunday is set for Feb. 27, 2022. More tips about filling out the FAFSA and common mistakes to avoid can be found online here.