Today: INvestEd's vice president of marketing Bill Wozniak is on "Regionally Speaking" to talk about how northwest Indiana students and their parents can apply to access $350 million in free state financial aid for a post-secondary education.  The FAFSA filing season is getting underway.  Indiana Public Broadcasting's Rebecca Thiele has a report on what may be a declining concern about whether it's safe to bring reusable shopping bags into stores.  And we revisit our conversation with Gary attorney Tracy Coleman and her clients who are suing the state of Indiana and a local election board, to attempt to bring control of the Gary Community School Corp. back to the city of Gary and its taxpayers. The federal court lawsuit is about the 2020 $72 million, eight year referendum.

INVestEd website

Today:  Bill Wozniak, the vice president of marketing with INvestEd, Indiana's non-profit financial aid literacy and student loan organization, is with us to talk about the next opportunity for students, families and individuals seeking a change of career through postsecondary education to file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form.  He explains the form, why it is so important and how the coronavirus pandemic's changed the way they help Hoosiers find grants and other financial sources.   From Ivy Tech Community College Lake County: vice chancellor for academic affairs Margaret Semmer, vice chancellor for enrollment Keisha White and workforce consultant Dee Dee White talk about the next series of eight-week-long courses for IVTC students.  And Valparaiso University psychology professor Amanda Zelechoski explains her newest project -- a website fueled by COVID-19 titled "Pandemic Parenting."

Jeanie Lindsay / IPB News

The state has extended the filing deadline for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The change comes as the state reports a drop in the percent of Hoosiers filing and K-12 school buildings remain closed.

INvested logo.

Regionally Speaking” host Chris Nolte talks to INVestEd's Bill Wozniak from Indianapolis to talk about the FAFSA deadline, student loan suspension as well as unemployment reskilling during the COVID-19 crisis. He offers guidance needed to complete the application for financial aid as well as tips on taking advantage of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs program to fund career training and find gainful employment.

State Offers Virtual Help As FAFSA Deadline Looms

Apr 10, 2020
Learn More Indiana / Facebook

The state deadline to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is less than a week away, and the state is hosting a virtual event Monday night to offer support for students who still need to file while stuck at home.


On this edition of the podcast you'll hear the latest on a data breach at Methodist Hospitals that could have exposed personal information of more than 68,000 patients, the Gary City Council and Spectacle Entertainment LLC have finalized a local development agreement that dictates the city to receive 3% of the adjusted gross receipts, Jeanie Lindsey reports on the 2020 FAFSA application, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Mitch Barlogo about the Greenways Foundation of Indiana  . All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…    


Oct 17, 2019

FAFSA Filing Deadline is April 15 In Indiana

Apr 13, 2017