College bound: Students, families tackle financial-aid hurdle

Shelly Fain had heard the horror stories about applying for college financial aid for her daughter.

The Greenwood mother was told by other parents that paperwork to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, known as FAFSA, could take a while to gather and that it was going to be a grueling annual event to make sure her daughter, Alyssa, had money to help pay for college.

Millions of high school seniors and returning college students will tackle the document in the upcoming months. Indiana’s deadline for students to be considered for state aid is March 10.

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