October 21, 2020

Indiana students to get virtual FAFSA filing help Sunday (Oct. 25)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opened on Oct. 1. Current and prospective students planning to attend Purdue University West Lafayette in the fall of 2021 should file their FAFSA before Purdue’s March 1 priority filing date.

Indiana families can get free FAFSA filing help from financial aid experts during College Goal Sunday, set for 2-4 p.m. (EDT) Sunday (Oct 25).  This event will go virtual for the first time.  Students/families can learn more and access the event at collegegoalsunday.org/.

Before attending the event, new student filers and one parent each are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch. 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 also should 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 age 24 and above 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 at purdue.edu/dfa/. Reach the Division of Financial Aid by calling 765-494-5050 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Friday or by emailing facontact@purdue.edu.

Source:  David Reseigh, assistant director of outreach services, Purdue University Division of Financial Aid, 765-496-3919, reseigh@purdue.edu 

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