State Rep. Baird: Free FAFSA workshop available on Nov. 16 in Roachdale

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, November 9, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Nov. 9, 2020) – State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) encourages North Putnam High School seniors and families to attend a workshop on Monday, Nov. 16 to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.

According to Baird, INvestEd is offering free guidance on completing and submitting the 2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid form. To be eligible for state and federal financial aid, students must fill out the FAFSA for universities and colleges to determine which students can receive assistance and determine the amount of aid. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. on Nov. 16 at North Putnam High School in Roachdale. Baird said families should bring tax and income documents of both the parents and students.

"Continuing your education is one of the most important investments you can make," Baird said. "Students and their families should take advantage of INvestEd's free counseling to learn their options on paying for additional schooling or training after high school."

At the workshop, INvestEd will lead a discussion on the importance of the FAFSA, comparing college costs and the Federal Student Aid ID. INvestEd, an Indiana nonprofit, has been helping families for 40 years understand post-secondary education costs and find ways to pay for college.

Families anywhere in Indiana can speak to an INvestEd expert about questions they have while completing the FAFSA application by calling 317-715-9007. To learn more about INvestEd's work or access free resources and counseling, visit investedindiana.org/literacy.

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State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) represents House District 44, which includes
all of Putnam County and portions of Clay, Morgan, Owen and Parke counties.
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