College Goal Sunday

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Even though it was a Sunday, class rooms were full, computer mouses clicked, and key boards typed. There wasn’t a set dead line or test but emotions were still high. Not just for students, but parents as well.

“I am excited to get started in my next chapter but then again, it’s kinda scary trying to find money and it is new,” said student Makayla Stamper.

“It’s very hard, financial and emotional. You are getting ready to lose your first kid,” said her mother Kelly Stamper.

College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for families to get help filling out financial aid forms. Parents and students descended on more than 40 sites across Indiana. Including this one at Ivy Tech in Terre Haute.

“It is very important for us to be able to be here and help parents and students the first time especially when filling out the FASFA application, it can be a little scary,” says Ivy Tech Financial Aid Director Julie Wonderlin.

With many forms and additional information needed it is nice to have an extra set of eyes to save you from a future headache.

“It helps a lot. There is a lot of little stuff that you will forget to check or not fill out right and they helped,” says Makayla’s mom.

For students the event gives the some piece of mind knowing that they are on the right page and even offering scholarships.

“Now I know i have some money and opportunities for scholarships, it’s just really helped,” said Makayla.

“Any body that attends a College Goal Sunday is eligible for ten $1,000 scholarships. If you fill out our survey they are entered into a drawing for one of those thousand dollar scholarships,’ said Wonderlin

The FASFA deadline for Indiana is March, 10th.

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