Division of Financial Aid reminds students to file FAFSA

February 4, 2013  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - All current and newly admitted Purdue University students planning on attending Purdue in the fall of 2013 must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid.

"Students may still file after March 1, but the amount of some types of financial aid is often limited," said David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services at Purdue's Division of Financial Aid. "Students could miss out by waiting to file their FAFSA."

Students and their families also can get free FAFSA filing help from financial aid experts at College Goal Sunday on Feb 24, starting at 2 p.m. Families in the Lafayette area can attend at Ivy Tech Community College, Ivy Hall, 3101 S. Creasy Lane. A complete list of the 30 participating sites around Indiana can be found at http://www.collegegoalsunday.org. A national list of College Goal Sunday events can be found at http://www.collegegoalsundayusa.org/.

"Dependent students age 23 and under should attend with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring the parents' 2012 income, asset and benefits information," Reseigh said. "Students who worked in 2012 should bring their own earnings information as well."

Students 24 and older may attend alone and bring their own 2012 income, asset and benefits information.

Families can print a helpful worksheet and learn more about filing the FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov.

Purdue's Division of Financial Aid provides financial aid information to students and families through community outreach, via email and online at http://www.purdue.edu/dfa. Families can view Purdue-specific financial aid filing information at http://www.purdue.edu/dfa/howtoapply/checklist.php or by calling the Division of Financial Aid at 765-494-5050 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday through Friday.

Source: David Reseigh, 765-496-3919, dlreseigh@purdue.edu

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