College Goal Sunday sets benchmarks in federal aid

Applying for student aid to help you pay for and stay in college leads to a more statistically secure future. Graphic used with permission from student

Carolina Puga Mendoza, Entertainment Editor

College Goal Sunday will take place on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. at multiple locations around Indianapolis for its 29th anniversary of helping students with student aid. The closest location will be at Westfield High School.

“[To] every student, regardless of how much money your family may have, I highly recommend filling out the financial aid form because you may have an opportunity that you just didn’t know about.” college and career counselor Linda Brown said.

Professionals will sit down with families and students to answer questions regarding paperwork or the general application for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They will explain how a student is eligible for scholarships or to apply for student loans for college.

“Circumstances can change. Life gets in the way sometimes, and things change, and you just don’t know if your finances will change drastically. This is a way to make sure you have it done through the year and you don’t have to worry about it,” Brown said.

FAFSA deadline will be on June 30 2018 at midnight central time, according to FAFSA official page.

Additional help for FAFSA will take place on Nov. 2, at 7 p.m in our school cafe. There will be college representatives from Hanover University, they are experts on helping with financial aid as well.