FAFSA Fridays 

Time to file your FAFSA for college? We can help. And, it's free!

United Way of Porter County is offering free filing services to all Northwest Indiana residents who are completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 school year.

If you are in high school, a college undergraduate, a graduate student or adult getting ready to attend college, this service is for you. Filing services are available on the 2nd Friday of each month from 2 to 4 pm, October through April prior to the FAFSA deadline.

Services will be available at the United Way of Porter County office, as well as Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities (NEO) in Portage.

Appointments are approximately 30 minutes long. Participants should bring a hard copy of the following items with them:

  • Parent/guardians’ and student's most recent tax forms (1040) and W2 information
  • Student's social security number


  • If you are under 24 years old, unmarried, not military, never been a ward of the state, and have no children, you must bring a parent/guardian and all documents noted above with you.
  • If you are a parent/guardian registering your child, you and your child must both be present at the appointment.
  • Appointments will be made available one month prior to second Friday date.
Below are the dates for the 2019 - 2020 school year: 
  • United Way of Porter County
    • October 12
    • November 9
    • December 14
    • January 11
    • February 8
    • March 8
    • April 12

Click the button below to reserve your 30 minute slot. 

Can't make it on a Friday? There are College Goal Sunday events that occur two sundays during the enrollment period. For more information, visit CollegeGoalSunday.org for a location near you.

For more information about FAFSA and other college resources, check out these websites - Federal Student Aid OfficeNational College Access Network and AffordableColleges.com.



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