March 2, 2021
Indiana students to get free FAFSA filing help March 7
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Indiana residents planning to attend college in fall 2021 should submit the 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before April 15 for consideration of state-based financial aid. Families can get free FAFSA help from financial aid experts during the virtual College Goal Sunday event from 2-4 p.m. local time on March 7. Students/families can learn more and access the event.
Before attending the event, new student filers and one parent are each encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs. The 2021-22 FAFSA will collect 2019 tax information. Most families will be able to use the IRS data retrieval tool built into the FAFSA to retrieve their tax data, but parents should also have available the 2019 IRS tax return, 2019 W-2 forms, and current bank statements and investment information for manual data entries. Students who worked in 2019 should have their own income information available as well. Current students 24 years of age or older may complete the FAFSA with their own 2019 IRS tax return, 2019 W-2 forms, and current bank statements and investment information.
The Division of Financial Aid provides financial aid information to students and families through community outreach, via email, and online. Purdue University’s Division of Financial Aid can be reached by calling 765-494-5050 during the hours of 8 a.m to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Source: David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services, Purdue University Division of Financial Aid, 765-496-3919, email@example.com