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ISFAA’s College Goal Sunday 2017 leadership team is pleased to announce that the 28th annual event in Indiana will take place on November 13, 2016 AND February 12, 2017!  At locations all across Indiana, financial aid experts will once again give free FAFSA filing help to students and families!

The best way to stay connected with College Goal Sunday Indiana is to check this website, and follow us on Twitter (Twitter.com/CGS_Indiana) and like us on Facebook (Facebook.com/IndianaCollegeGoalSunday)!

Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed February 21-27, 2016 as “Financial Aid Awareness Week” in Indiana! The proclamation mentions important details about College Goal Sunday, which takes place on the very first day of Financial Aid Awareness Week.  With March 10th as the FAFSA filing deadline in Indiana for students to be eligible for state financial aid, the week is a critical time in the process for college funding.  You can view the proclomation HERE!

College Goal Sunday began right here in Indiana 27 years ago, and has now spread all across the country.  The 2016 edition of College Goal Sunday in Indiana will take place at 42 sites at 2 pm local time.

For information on the location most convenient for anyone who wishes to attend the FREE event on February 21st from 2 to 4 pm, go to: 2016 Indiana College Goal Sunday Locations. 

Just in time for College Goal Sunday in Indiana, Governor Mike Pence has proclaimed February 15-21, 2015 as “Financial Aid Awareness Week”! The announcement talks about the importance of post-secondary education, and the role an organization like ISFAA can play in helping students achieve that education.

Financial Aid can often be the difference in a student being able to attend college, and was one of the many reasons College Goal Sunday was created. College Goal Sunday began right here in Indiana 26 years ago, and has now spread all across the country.

For information on the location most convenient for anyone who wishes to attend the FREE event on February 22nd from 2 to 4 pm, go to: 2015 Indiana College Goal Sunday Locations.

Click here to view / download the 2015 Governor’s Proclamation regarding Financial Aid Awareness week.

The Indiana College Goal Sunday steering committee has set February 22, 2015, as the date for the next FAFSA help event. Watch this website and College Goal Sunday’s Facebook page for information to come.

Also, the committee announced the winners of the educational prizes for 2014. These students are Richard Stouder, Goshen; Matthew Sutton, Sharpsville; Nicholas Garrett, Beech Grove; Michael Brown, Indianapolis; Amanda Watkins, Martinsville; Tierra Fox, Bloomfield; and Kyle Williams, Elkhart. Congratulations!

INDIANAPOLIS — College Goal Sunday 2014, held at 39 sites statewide on February 23, assisted Indiana students and their families in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and resulted in nearly 1,700 FAFSAs being filed online.

The more than 2,000 students and parents who attended the event received free, professional assistance in filling out the FAFSA, the financial aid form required by postsecondary educational institutions nationwide.

Individuals seeking grants, scholarships and loans to attend any college or technical school nationwide are required to submit the FAFSA, which must be received by the federal processor by March 10. In its 25-year history, College Goal Sunday has helped approximately 102,000 Hoosier students and families complete the form.

A total of 550 volunteers helped students and parents complete the FAFSA form at the Sunday afternoon session. These included college financial aid advisors, Twenty-first Century Scholars Program professionals, high school guidance counselors and other community volunteers with financial aid expertise.

“As financial aid professionals, our goal is to make the complicated financial aid process easier for Indiana families,” said Donette Cassman, senior account executive at Sallie Mae, Inc., and College Goal Sunday chairperson. “This year we were pleased that our efforts to reach those students who needed help culminated in an extremely successful event.”

For information about the FAFSA, financial aid or higher education, the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association encourages students and families to call The Learn More Resource Center’s Helpline at 800-992-2076 (toll free).

College Goal Sunday, sponsored by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association, is offered in cooperation with Learn More Indiana, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s Division of Student Financial Aid (formerly the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana) and the 21st Century Scholars Program. It is funded by Lilly Endowment, Inc., USA Funds and Indiana Secondary Market for Education Loans, Inc.

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