Deadline nears to file your FAFSA

Purdue Bell Tower (WLFI File Photo)
Purdue Bell Tower (WLFI File Photo)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Purdue University announced that all students planning on attending in the fall of 2014 must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 1 to receive priority consideration for federal, state and university-based financial aid.

In a press release to News 18, David Reseigh the assistant director of outreach services at Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid said some types of financial aid have limited availability and students who wait could miss out.

“Dependent students age 23 and under should attend with their parent or guardian and bring their parents’ completed 2013 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 forms and other 2013 income, asset and benefits information,” said Reseigh. “Students who worked in 2013 should bring their own earnings information as well.”

Reseigh said students 24 and older may attend alone and bring their own 2013 tax returns and other income, asset and benefits information.

More assistance can be found at College Goal Sunday on Feb. 23. Financial aid experts will be on hand to offer free FAFSA filing help. The event starts at 2 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College’s Ivy Hall, 3101 S. Creasy Lane, in Lafayette.

For more information on College Goal Sunday, click here.

To print a helpful worksheet and learn more about filing the FAFSA, click here.

For resources available through Purdue’s Division of Financial Aid, call 765-494-5050, or click here.

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