Need help filing your college FAFSA? We can help. And, it’s free!

We are offering free FAFSA filing services for all Northwest Indiana residents applying for 2018 college federal financial aid. Services are available October through April prior to the FAFSA filing deadline. This year’s deadline is April 15, 2018.

If you are in high school, college undergraduates, graduate students or adult getting ready to attend college, this service is for you. Appointment schedule is the 2nd Friday of each month from 2 to 4 pm. Participation is by appointment only.

This year, we are offering this service at our Valparaiso location and at Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities 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, no military, never been a ward of the state, and 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.


If you have questions about FAFSA Fridays, email us at Program provided by United Way of Porter County in conjunction with Indiana Tech College, Neighbors’ Education Opportunities and Valparaiso University.

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