Fort Wayne Community Schools families will have a little extra help complete applications for student aid thanks to a new program.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership said it is working with Purdue University Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Community Schools for the Form Your Future program.

This program helps connect people to post-secondary opportunities. The program provides students and families with information about college admission, courses and campuses. It also helps seniors and their families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used by colleges to determine the financial help offered to students.

“We are excited for the possibilities this program will offer high school seniors in Fort Wayne,” said Krissy Creager, associate vice chancellor of enrollment management and student success at Purdue Fort Wayne. “Many students and their families don’t realize that filing a FAFSA is a win-win; it can lead to free financial support, scholarships, grants, work-study and loans to help fund a college education.”

To add some fun and motivation to file the FAFSA, the Form Your Future program will have friendly competition between schools, offer the chance for rewards like Visa gift cards and backpacks full of school supplies, and hold parties to celebrate all students setting individualized goals for their future.