FAFSA must be filed by Dec. 1 to meet priority date for spring semester aid
KOKOMO, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region is scheduling a series of workshops in Logansport, Peru and Wabash to help students and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as the FAFSA, for spring semester, which begins Jan. 12.
Ivy Tech financial aid advisors will be available at workshops at these locations and times:
• Logansport Campus, 1 Ivy Tech Way, Logansport:
o Nov. 5 – 2 to 4 p.m.
o Nov. 6 – 3 to 6 p.m.
o Nov. 10 – 5 to 7 p.m.
• Peru Instructional Site, 425 W. Main St., Peru:
o Nov. 4 – 4 to 6 p.m.
o Nov. 18 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Wabash Campus, 277 N. Thorne St., Wabash:
o Nov. 5 – 4 to 6 p.m.
o Nov. 20 – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All students seeking federal and state grants, loans and scholarships, as well as other financial awards, must complete the FAFSA form. Information required to file the FAFSA includes dates of birth and Social Security numbers for applicant and parents, household income and tax filing status (i.e., head of household, single, married). Parent information is required for all students under age 24 unless married or with legal dependents; parents of such students also can attend one of the workshops and file on behalf of their student.
The workshops are open to new high school graduates, as well as adults coming back to school, who want to enter college in January and will allow them to meet the Dec. 1 priority date for financial aid. While financial aid applications filed after that date will be accepted, the Financial Aid office will process those forms filed by the Dec. 1 priority date so awarded financial aid will be available when spring semester classes begin. Applications filed after Dec. 1 may not be processed by Jan. 12, meaning students will have to make other arrangements to cover costs before being reimbursed later in the semester.
For more information on the workshops, contact Beth Chaney, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 765-473-7281, ext. 323 (Peru), or 260-563-8828, ext. 301 (Wabash) or Brenda Hamilton, email@example.com, or call 574-753-5101, ext. 2173 (Logansport).