Financial Aid Information

FAFSA DAY at FCHS!

With the help of Mr. David Murray from the National Center for College Costs, parents/guardians and students can get FREE, one-on-one help from the experts! The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) event will take place from 1:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in the FCHS Library.  Assistance is provided on a first come, first serve basis. It is highly recommended (although not required) that you bring your completed taxes with you so as to avoid needing to make any amendments after the fact.  If you are not able to do this, you are able to estimate your income, and make adjustments later.

Changes 

Starting with the 17/18 FAFSA, you will no longer have to wait until January 1st to file the FAFSA. It will open up in October 1st. Due to this change, parents and students will use the two-years prior taxes. This change is called Prior-Prior Year and will help financial aid offices to award students earlier. For more information, please visit this site. 

State Deadlines

There are deadlines to fill out the FAFSA each year. Please see the state deadlines below.

Indiana- April 15 (but can vary by college)

Ohio- February 15 (but can vary by college)

Kentucky – as soon as possible after FAFSA opens (but can vary by college)

To find another state, click here. 

Selective Service for males

Do you know that it is required for males 18 and older to register with the Selective Service to qualify for financial aid? It is also the law. To register, click here.

Student Loan Calculators

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Attention 21st Century Scholars!

All 21st Century Scholars must complete the following steps to access their scholarship.

  • File a FAFSA by April 15, 2018
  • Apply to an eligible Indiana College during their senior year of high school
  • Enroll as a full-time student in college
  • Maintain Indiana Residency (parents must maintain this as well!)
  • Review state financial aid requirements including the new College Credit Hour Completion Requirement
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Complete required Scholartrack activities by end of senior year
  • Graduate with a Core 40 diploma or higher

 

FAFSA Information

FAFSA – Federal Student Aid
FAFSA FSA ID request site (formally PIN)

Federal Aid

State Aid

Other Important Information

College Go Week
21st Century Scholars
Indiana College Cost Calculator
Learn More Indiana

Parents and guardians – please note that the FAFSA is 100% free. Services requesting payment for processing your FAFSA are not directly associated with the government.

Applying for Financial Aid in 7 Simple Steps

If you want to learn more about the financial aid process, loans, and scholarships, click here – LendEDU