PNC hosts College Goal Sunday activities Feb. 23

2014-01-25T19:25:00Z 2014-01-25T19:29:14Z PNC hosts College Goal Sunday activities Feb. 23Times Staff nwitimes.com
January 25, 2014 7:25 pm  • 

WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central will participate in the state College Goal Sunday event for all college-bound students and their families, from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 23 in the PNC Technology Building, Room 265.

College Goal Sunday is free and is open to potential Indiana college students of all ages.

College Goal Sunday is a 25-year-old statewide program that provides free financial aid information and assistance to all Hoosier students seeking admission to any Indiana college, university or technical institution.

College Goal Sunday is part of FAFSA Help Weekend at Purdue North Central. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 22, prospective students and their families may come to Technology Building Room 265 for one-on-one assistance in completing FAFSA forms.

The FAFSA is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, loans and scholarships at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide and must be filed by March 10 to be eligible for state aid. PNC financial aid staff will be on hand at the FAFSA Help Weekend to help students and their families file the form online.

Students should attend College Goal Sunday with their parent(s) or guardian(s) and bring their parents' completed 2013 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms and other 2013 income and benefits information. Students who worked last year, should bring their income information. Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2013 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2013 income and benefits information.

Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education Personal Identification Numbers (PINs) at www.pin.ed.gov before coming to the event.

"Nearly half of Indiana's college students qualify for financial aid from the State of Indiana,"said Donette Cassman, of Sallie Mae, Inc., chair of College Goal Sunday.

Twenty-first Century Scholars are encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday to receive help in completing the FAFSA and other paperwork necessary to receive their Twenty-first Century scholarships.

Call (219) 462-4197.

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