State Reps. Young, May: Free FAFSA workshops available in Johnson County

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall and Samantha Holifield  | Monday, October 26, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Oct. 26, 2020) – State Reps. John Young (R-Franklin) and Chris May (R-Bedford) encourage Johnson County high school seniors, along with their families, to attend upcoming workshops to learn more about financial aid options for students pursuing college.

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.

"Senior year is full of many milestones and lots of celebrations, but students pursuing college also have lots of preparations to make before graduation," Young said. "Those planning to further their education should complete the FAFSA to qualify for financial aid. These workshops are a great opportunity to learn more about your options and complete this critical application."

Greenwood Community High School will host a financial aid workshop starting at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, and Whiteland High School will host a Parent University starting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. INvestEd will be available at both workshops to discuss topics like choosing the right major and college, searching for scholarships and college financial aid, as well as the importance of the FAFSA, the Federal Student Aid ID and comparing college costs.

Center Grove and Indian Creek high schools will both host FAFSA completion events. Center Grove's workshop will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. Indian Creek's event will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2. INvestEd will be available to assist students and families with filling out and filing the FAFSA. Families should bring tax and income documents of both the parents and students.

"Choosing a college or training program can be exciting, but also challenging in figuring out what to study and what your financial aid options are," May said. "These workshops will be helpful for students and their parents in navigating the financial aid process, and determining what school best meets their needs."

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. John Young (R-Franklin) represents House District 47,
which includes portions of Johnson and Morgan counties.
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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of
Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.
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