The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application opens on Friday, October 1. In order to secure aid eligibility for the 2022-2023 academic year, students must submit the FAFSA by the state deadline of April 15, 2022. Every student who is seeking federal or state financial aid, seeking student loans, or wanting to receive certain scholarships, will need to file the FAFSA each year they seek aid. Even those students who are not attending traditional college, may still need to apply for the FAFSA.
The form can be accessed by visiting fafsa.ed.gov. Seniors are encouraged to create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) prior to beginning the FAFSA. The FSA ID serves as a legal digital signature, and both the student and at least one parent must have one. The FSA ID can be created on the Federal Student Aid website. Save this info!! You will use your FSA ID every time you file the FAFSA in the years to come!!!
Students will use their and/or their parents 2020 tax information.
It is a good idea to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible. Although IN’s enrollment deadline is April 15, many colleges have earlier deadlines in order for students to be eligible for their scholarship packages. These deadlines could be as early as November or December (12/15-common FAFSA deadline). Typically, students cannot receive scholarships or aid until they have a FAFSA on file. Don’t wait until those pots of money are running low! There is no longer a deadline to make corrections. Students will not be able to accept their financial aid package until their FAFSA is complete and correct. Thinking about taking a gap year? Not sure of plans next year, still file!! You may change your mind and then you cannot even get a student loan.
Save the Date!! November 1, 2021 @ 6pm
Adams Central is hosting a financial aid night on November 1. During this event families can learn more about different types of financial aid, student loans, and help filing the FAFSA. INvestED will be presenting from 6:00-6:45 pm. Students can bring their laptops, and get help filling out the FAFSA (6:45-8:00 pm). More information will be mailed home, but please save the date! The Questa Foundation also plans to be a part of our presentation.
The INvestEd, financial aid night presenter, is available to help. They are available to support you with your questions about planning for college, financial aid, and completing the FAFSA. You can reach out to them via phone by calling 317-715-9007 or email Outreach@INvestEdIndiana.org with any questions. For more information and free resources visit the INvestED website at https://www.investedindiana.org/ .
If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Workinger in the guidance office.