Gahan has touted the importance of applying for financial aid in a recent Youtube video, as well as through messages on the city's website.
He will attend College Goal Sunday this weekend to further show his support, as Gahan said high school students should apply before the
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is "the first step to solving a big piece of the financial puzzle should students decide they want to attend college," Gahan said Thursday.
Students who don't think they can afford college might be surprised after they research FAFSA and learn about the grants and loans available.
"I would encourage them before they make that final judgment or decision, to fill out the forms and see what happens," Gahan said.
College Goal Sunday sessions are being held across the state this weekend, and the local event will be held from
Gahan said he will take part in efforts in the future to educate the public about FAFSA because he believes it's important for everyone, not just students and their families.
"I don't think it's promoted enough," he said.
Collegegoalsunday.org is sponsoring the events, as 40 sites across the state will be holding FAFSA sessions. Students 23 years of age or younger should attend with their parents or guardians and bring their completed 2013
FAFSA forms can also be picked up in the mayor's office or in the City Clerk's office, both of which are located on the third-floor of the
For more information, call Learn More Indiana at 1-800-992-2076.
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