Help for Counselors
INvestEd is Indiana’s leader in assisting counselors who are helping students plan for college! We offer FREE resources, ranging from presentations at your school, handouts to help students plan and stay organized, and even one-on-one help via phone, email and in person.
Contact us now to schedule an event, order printed resources or for more information.
A Full Year of Financial Aid Literacy
We offer a full year of financial aid literacy presentations geared to help students maximize free money like scholarships and grants, while minimizing student debt. INvestEd understands the earlier students and families plan appropriately for education after high school, the better. We can customize our presentations for your audience regardless of whether they are in elementary, junior high or high school.
INvestEd suggests this full year of financial aid literacy to help students throughout the college planning process:
Presentation to show students & families tools to help with finding the right major/career, selecting the right college, maximizing FREE money like scholarships & grants, understanding college costs with net price calculators and the impacts of social media on college admission & scholarship decisions.
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
Presentation providing an overview of the financial aid process, highlighting key areas of the FAFSA, discussing filing deadlines and common errors.
Hands on help for students & families as they file their FAFSA. We answer questions as they work through the online application to help ensure submission by state and institutional deadlines.
FINALIZING FINANCIAL AID
Presentation and/or hands-on help for families regarding the steps they need to take to finalize their financial aid plan to maximize FREE money and minimize debt. We discuss the Student Aid Report (SAR) to review FAFSA errors, the verification process, how to review state grant edit issues on ScholarTrack portal, loan options and how to compare financial aid awards.
If you are hosting a college and/or career fair at your school, we would be happy to set up a table, provide free resources, and talk with students and families about college planning and financial aid. If you would like to have a brief financial aid session before, during or after the fair, we would love to do that as well.
College Planning Resources
INvestEd is committed to helping Hoosier families in various ways. We’ve created several tools to serve as a resource throughout the college planning process. No matter what stage your students are at, our printed resources are helpful. You can access, use and distribute these FREE resources.
College Planning Guide
Provided at all events and distributed by over 100 different schools or youth organizations across Indiana. This guide walks any family through the key steps to consider when selecting a school through the funding options.
One Page Resources
These PDF documents help Indiana students with each step of the college planning and funding process.
Resources in Spanish