Financial Aid

Lack of funding is one of the primary reasons that students don’t go to college. Do NOT let this be your reason! Grants and scholarships may be available. It will take some time and effort to search sites, complete forms, gather recommendations and transcripts. Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

All students should complete the FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid). The FAFSA is a FREE application. You should never pay for completing the application. Indiana’s deadline is always MARCH 10th of the student’s senior year. The deadline is NOT flexible! On-line completion is encouraged at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

It is important to complete the FAFSA every year. Even if you are unsure about going to college, still complete your information for financial aid. It does not hurt and can help you make the right decision about attending. If your home high school does not offer a FAFSA Completion night, please stop in at the Career Center office for Assistance.

To receive additional assistance in completing your financial aid, please attend your school’s FAFSA Night.

January 15 – Ben Davis Financial Aid Night

February 3 – Danville FAFSA Completion Night

February 12 – Avon FAFSA Completion Night

February 19 – Cascade & Plainfield FAFSA Completion Night

February 20 – Brownsburg FAFSA Completion Night

February 23 – College Goal Sunday* (various sites throughout the Indianapolis area)

February 25 – Tri-West FAFSA Completion Night

March 3 – Ben Davis FAFSA Completion Night

*College Goal Sunday is an excellent program to receive assistance for completing the FAFSA and is on February 23 at 2 P.M. For more information please visit: http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/

Helpful Websites:

FAFSA: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

Answers to frequently asked questions: http://studentaid.ed.gov/fafsa

FAFSA Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-23SMf5DyQ

Step-by-Step Guide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=031zj-PqveU

Calculate Your College Costs: http://www.indianacollegecosts.org/

Plan, Prepare, and pay for college: http://www.in.gov/learnmoreindiana/

Scholarship Information:

http://www.fastweb.com

http://www.scholarships.com