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Planning Your Future: 21st Century Scholars and FAFSA Applications/Planeando tu Futuro: Becarios 21st Century y Solicitudes de FAFSA

21st Century Scholars | State College Scholarship Program | 7th and 8th Graders Apply Now!

The early-college promise program offers:

  • Free college tuition at an Indiana college/university 
  • College Application Fee Waivers
  • SAT/ACT Fee Waivers

Your child may be eligible for up to four years of paid college tuition!

To sign up your student in the 21st Century Scholars program, your student must be:

  • A resident of Indiana
  • Enrolled in 7th or 8th grade
  • A U.S. citizen/national or permanent resident or refugee
  • A member of a family that meets the income eligibility guidelines
  • Other eligibility requirements listed HERE.

Plan for your future today! Click HERE to enroll.

FAFSA | Free Application for Federal Student Aid | 12th Graders Begin Your Application Today!

What is FAFSA? FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is the only way to apply for federal student aid. Click HERE to learn more about the program.

Who can apply? Most students are eligible to receive financial aid from the federal government to help pay for college or career school. Your age, race, or field of study won’t affect your eligibility for federal student aid. While your income is taken into consideration, it doesn’t automatically prevent you from getting federal student aid.

What colleges accept financial aid? Career schools (e.g., trade, apprenticeship, journeyman), two-year community colleges and four-year colleges accept financial aid. Determine what’s best for your career goals.

What type of aid is available? The FAFSA will help determine what types of aid you are eligible to receive, including:

  • Grants
  • Loans
  • Work-Study

When can I apply? Each October, the FAFSA is available for the next school year. It is best to fill it out as early as you can as some aid is on a first-come, first-served basis. The application deadline is June 30, 2022.

Are you ready to prepare for your future? Stop by your school’s Future Center or begin your application HERE.