Happy New Year! If you have been following the Financial Aid Sense BLOG, you know that January is the time to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial Aid Sense is full of solid information about applying for financial aid for college. In addition, we also wanted to share that there are additional resources available to assist families with the financial aid application process and with FAFSA completion.
College Goal Sunday is a well-developed program that offers assistance with FAFSA completion. Programs are offered in every state, many on the last Sunday afternoon of the month (January 27, 2013) and typically at several locations in each state, however, many states also offer additional programs beyond the standard Sunday afternoon programs.
Who should participate in College Goal Sunday? Anyone who is seeking financial aid to pay for college, whether a traditional student right out of high school or an adult who is pursuing higher education. College Goal Sunday helps students (regardless of their age) and their families complete the FAFSA. The FAFSA is a required when applying for financial aid, thus it is important to complete the FAFSA by the stated deadlines.
Most families need assistance paying for college related expenses, and completing the FAFSA is the first step in the college aid process. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is an integral component of the financial aid application process and key to accessing financial aid resources, such as grants, work-study, and student loans.
For additional information on the FAFSA, please see the following resources on this website.
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