"College Goal Sunday" Helps Students Get Financial Aid

(Danbury, CT – January 13, 2014) HamletHub News Service

WESTCONN PART OF STATEWIDE EFFORT 

While many are already counting down to Superbowl Sunday, there's an event the Sunday before then, with higher stakes for high school students planning to attend college, being held at Western Connecticut State University (WestConn) on January 26th.

FIRST IN THE FAMILY TO ATTEND COLLEGE?

"College Goal Sunday" will take place on the campus of Western Connecticut State University on Sunday, January 26 (the Sunday before the Super Bowl), from 1-4PM.

This is a volunteer charitable effort specifically designed to assist low-income families and those who are the first in their families to attend college. Completing the appropriate forms are required to qualify for college financial aid nationwide.

FREE HELP ON FINANCIAL AID APPS

This assistance will be provided FREE, on the Midtown campus of WestConn, 181 White Street in Danbury. College-bound high school seniors and their families will receive assistance from financial aid professionals in completing the FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form online. Check-in is at the Student Center Theater, in the Campus Center building, on the Midtown campus. .

Free parking is available in the parking garage directly across the street from the midtown campus.

This WestConn location on White Street is one of only 15 locations throughout the state sponsoring College Goal Sunday. 

HELP SPEAKS TWO LANGUAGES

Each site will assist students in Spanish or English. Information about the benefits of attending college, student support services, areas of study and different degree programs also will be available.

REGISTER ONLINE

Student registration: sign up online here

Volunteer registration: to help students with registration, sign up online here.

Locations statewide: In addition to WCSU, there are 14 other locations in Connecticut offering the same type of assistance on College Goal Sunday. For the list of all CT locations, click here

This assistance is sponsored by The Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators, the Connecticut Association of Educational Opportunity Programs and the YMCA of Greater Hartford.

CLICK OR CALL FOR MORE INFO

Website: www.collegegoalsundayct.org

Phone: call the WCSU Office of Student Financial Services at 203-837-8588.

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