State Rep. Borders: Free FAFSA workshop available on Friday in Jasonville

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Monday, October 26, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 26, 2020) – State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) encourages Shakamak High School juniors and seniors to attend a workshop on Friday to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.

According to Borders, 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 event is Friday during school hours at Shakamak Jr/Sr High School in Jasonville.

"Deciding on a career path and the education or training involved is a big step for our young Hoosiers preparing to graduate high school," Borders said. "Workshops like the one at Shakamak can help students and parents understand their options for financial assistance and how to apply."

At the workshop, INvestEd counselors will talk with juniors about planning for college and with seniors about the financial aid process and applying for scholarships. INvestEd, an Indiana nonprofit, has been helping families for 40 years understand post-secondary education costs and to 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. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes
all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.
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