Classroom briefs

FAFSA deadline set at April 15

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education encourages all high school seniors and current or prospective college students to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15. Earlier this year, the commission announced a 60 percent completion goal for the high school graduating class of 2024.

With more than $400 million in state aid available to students, Indiana ranks first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation in awarding need-based financial aid. However, according to the National College Attainment Network (NCAN), Indiana high school graduates left $76 million in Pell Grants on the table in 2023 by not completing the FAFSA.

In 2023, Indiana joined seven other states in adopting a FAFSA completion requirement for high school seniors. Through March 15, 31.1 percent of current high school seniors have filed the FAFSA, making Indiana 27th in the nation in FAFSA filing. Progress toward the completion goal can be tracked on NCAN’s interactive online dashboard at

The Commission’s Outreach Coordinators are available to assist students and families in the filing process. To send a direct message to your region’s Outreach Coordinator, visit

The U.S. Department of Education provides email and live chat assistance for FAFSA filers as well as a helpline at 1-800-4-FED-AID.

Hoosier families can also access free FAFSA help through INvestEd by email ([email protected]) or phone at 317-715-9007. ¿Necesitas ayuda en español? Llame 317-715-9007.

Airpark campus has career fair

The Columbus AirPark Campus, 4555 Central Ave., will have its Career Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Columbus Learning Center.

More than 50 area employers will be seeking full-time staffers, as well as some part-time roles and internships.

Featured jobs span many sectors, including business, construction, education, engineering, communications, hospitality, health care, human services, and technology.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees should bring printed copies of their resume.

For more information, including a complete list of employers attending the Career Fair, visit