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IU South Bend to host weekend of prospective student resource events

Feb 19, 2024

Trees flower near the Franklin D. Schurz Library Monday, April 24, 2023, on campus at IUSB. (Photo by Michael Caterina/Indiana University So Prospective students and their families are invited to attend Indiana University South Bend’s admissions and financial aid events on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25.

Spring Admissions Open House - Saturday, February 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer questions about majors, scholarships and financial aid, housing, career services, student clubs, support and more. Attendees can also take a campus tour, attend a scholarship workshop, confirm enrollment and register for orientation and advising.

The Administration Building and information tables will remain open in the Grill throughout the Open House. Attendees may arrive and leave as they like between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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College Goal Sunday - Sunday, February 25, 2 - 4 p.m.

Financial aid professionals from Indiana University South Bend will help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday Feb. 25 from 2-4 p.m.

The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships, and student loans at most universities.

College Goal Sunday is important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon during College Goal Sunday, students and their families can get free help and file the form. The FAFSA must be filed by April 15, 2024 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid.

All high school, transfer, and other students and families - including those who are currently enrolled at IU South Bend - can come to IU South Bend to attend College Goal Sunday:

Education Arts Building

Room 1105

IU South Bend

What students should bring

Students and parents or guardians should bring completed 2022 IRS 1040 tax returns, W-2 Forms, and other 2022 income and benefits information. Students and parents are also encouraged to apply for their U.S. Department of Education FSA IDs at before attending the event; however, if you are unable to, we will have a professional present to assist.

21st Century Scholars benefit

21st Century Scholars are income-eligible students who sign a contract in the seventh or eighth grade promising they will graduate from high school, meet grade point requirements, fulfill a pledge of good citizenship, and apply for college financial aid. Upon high school graduation, Scholars who have fulfilled the commitment receive state funds to help cover their college tuition and fees for eight semesters at eligible Indiana colleges. To fulfill their pledge, scholars must submit a completed FAFSA form on time. College Goal Sunday can help.

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