Feb. 25, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Officials in the Indiana University Office of Admissions are reminding students interested in applying for financial aid for the 2011-2012 academic year of the upcoming filing deadline.
All aid applicants must complete the 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10 (Thursday) to be considered for Indiana state scholarships and grants. In addition, certain campus-based financial aid awards have limited funding and are awarded only to eligible students who complete the FAFSA by that date. Students and parents can complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
To complete the FAFSA, applicants will need financial information for both the student and parents including 2010 federal income tax returns, W-2 forms, and any other 2010 taxable and/or untaxed income statements. If you or your parents will not have your federal tax returns completed by March 10, you can use estimated income amounts. Once your federal taxes are filed, you may correct your FAFSA by using the IRS data retrieval process within the online FAFSA website.
If you will need to make corrections to the FAFSA after you have submitted it to the processor, the corrections must be completed before May 16 to still be considered for state scholarships and grants. Information about Indiana state scholarship and grant programs is available at http://www.in.gov/ssaci/index.htm.
The FAFSA can be signed electronically using a PIN number from the U.S Department of Education. Both students and parents can apply for a PIN at http://www.pin.ed.gov.
Students must complete a new FAFSA each year and meet the application deadlines for each new application year. More information about the aid application process at Indiana University is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~sfa/index.html.