Purdue University North Central will have a FAFSA Weekend to help students and parents complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) paperwork on Saturday, Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 in the Technology Building, Room 265. FAFSA Weekend is free and is open to potential Indiana college students of all ages. Students are not required to attend, or plan to attend, PNC in order to take part in the FAFSA Weekend activities at PNC.
On Sunday, Feb. 21, from 2 to 4 p.m., PNC will participate in the statewide College Goal Sunday activities. PNC will be one of 42 College Goal Sunday sites in Indiana offering students and their families the help they need in understanding, completing, and filing the FAFSA.
College Goal Sunday FAFSA assistance is also available at the Purdue Calumet campus on Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Library Building Room 200, located at 2200 169th St., Hammond.
Students who attend a College Goal Sunday site and submit a completed evaluation form will automatically be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship. The winners will be notified in March. Prizes will be sent directly to the higher education institution selected by the winning students.
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. During the FAFSA Weekend at PNC, PNC financial aid staff will be on hand to help students and their families file the form online. Any college-bound student and their families may stop in to seek assistance or ask questions.
Those who intend to complete the FAFSA must have an electronic Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID). An FSA ID can be obtained online prior to filing at www.fsaid.ed.gov, or can be obtained online at the FAFSA Weekend. Both the parent and the student will need an FSA ID in order to sign and complete the FAFSA.
Those who intend to complete the FAFSA at the FAFSA Weekend should be sure to bring:
• A copy of student’s and parents’ completed 2015 Federal taxes – 1040, 1040A, 1040EZ and 2015 W-2 forms.
• If the tax forms have not been completed, numbers can be estimated for the FAFSA using the W-2, if necessary.
• Students 24 years of age or older may attend alone and bring their own completed 2015 IRS 1040 tax return, W-2 Form or other 2014 income and benefits information.
• Statements showing the value of investments such as stocks and bonds.
• Statements of the student’s and parents’ balances of checking and savings.
• Any other untaxed income.
• Both the student’s and parents’ birth dates and social security numbers.
Students and parents are encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA.
Further information about financial aid or the FAFSA Weekend may be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid office at 219-785-5493 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact ext. 219-785-5493.