Scholarships, financial aid vital for college life

Arianna Commons and Abbi Ankrom

Seniors! You’ve got just over three months until graduation day. If you plan on attending college, start making a plan for financial aid now. Every year, seniors do the same things. They fill out college applications, fill out scholarship applications and file the FAFSA. This process can be really time consuming and stressful. We’ve compiled some tips to help you work through this difficult process.

Financial Aid Tips

  • Attend College Goal Sunday at Ivy Tech – FREE for senior families that need help filling out the FAFSA!
  • March 7 from 2-4 pm (Virtual Event)

Five pieces of college financial aid advice

  • Understand the different types of financial aid
  • Know how to get the most financial aid
  • Have a plan if you run out of money during college
  • Avoid taking on too much student debt
  • Start developing savvy money habits today
  • Check your colleges for specific scholarships that apply to your major


  • Don’t assume you aren’t eligible
  • File your FAFSA as early as possible
  • Remember, you have to have tax information to file