Ivy Tech offers free workshops to assist students with filing for financial aid

LOGANSPORT, Ind.— Ivy Tech Community College Logansport will be one of the 41 sites statewide to host College Goal Sunday on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 2-4 p.m. Financial aid experts will be on hand to assist students and their parents with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2013-14 academic year. Attendees should bring their completed tax return or W-2 form and other 2012 income and benefits information. It is important that a student file their FAFSA before the March 10 Indiana deadline in order to be considered for state financial aid.

“Even if a student doesn’t think they will qualify for federal or state aid, it is important that they file the FAFSA since colleges and universities review a student’s eligibility for other types of aid during the scholarship awarding process,” said Brenda Hamilton, associate director of Financial Aid at Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus.

For those who are unable to attend College Goal Sunday, Hamilton said the Logansport campus will be hosting free FAFSA workshops at the Logansport campus as follows:

  • Thursday, March 14 from 2-4 p.m.
  • Monday, March 25 from 5-7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 9 from 2-4 p.m.
  • Monday, April 29 from 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 15 from 3-7 p.m.

“Those who do not get their FAFSA filed by March 10 still need to file in order to be considered for federal aid,” said Hamilton. “We do not want people thinking they have missed the boat entirely — only the state aid. For some, filing a FAFSA can be intimidating, particularly if they are not computer savvy. That’s why we are here to assist and answer questions. We don’t want filing to be a barrier for anyone.”

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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