Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 4, 2006
College Goal SundaySM has helped thousands of students and families navigate the financial aid paperwork hurdle as they prepare for education beyond high school. In January and February 2006, the typical financial aid season, 25 states and the District of Columbia will set up multiple sites staffed by financial aid volunteers who will walk students and families line by line through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This federal form is required to determine a family’s eligibility for federal and state financial aid for higher education expenses.
College Goal Sunday offers the opportunity to receive free assistance in completing the FAFSA, which many families find difficult to navigate on their own. Attendees will also receive instructions on what their next steps should be, once their FAFSA form has been filed.
What to Bring:
- Students who are under 24 years of age (dependent status) need to bring a parent or legal guardian, along with income and latest tax information for both student and family.
Students 24 years and older will need the student’s income and latest tax information.
- To file the FAFSA electronically, a PIN number is needed and can be obtained at http://www.pin.ed.gov. Both parent and student need a separate PIN number if the student is a dependent filer. The FAFSA in paper form will be available at all sites.
To find out if your state has a College Goal Sunday program and to find the site nearest you, go to http://www.CollegeGoalSundayUSA.org or call (202) 785-0453, Ext 111.
College Goal Sunday was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education
The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) is a nonprofit membership organization that represents more than 10,000 financial aid professionals at nearly 3,000 colleges, universities and career schools across the country. Based in Washington, D.C., NASFAA is the only national association with a primary focus on student aid legislation, regulatory analysis, and training for financial aid administrators. Each year, members help more than 8 million students receive funding for postsecondary education. In addition to its Member Web site at http://www.NASFAA.org, the Association offers a Web site with financial aid information for parents and students at http://www.StudentAid.org.