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College Goal free financial aid event is Sunday

Feb. 4, 2009

KALAMAZOO--College-bound high school students and their families from around the area will be on the Western Michigan University campus Sunday, Feb. 8, to find out how to maximize their college financial aid opportunities.

College Goal Sunday, an event held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Schneider Hall, is one of 29 such events being held simultaneously at sites around the state to help high school seniors fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Financial Aid--FAFSA--and submit it in time to ensure eligibility for maximum benefit. The event is organized statewide by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, which includes college and university financial aid officers.

During the event, students and their parents can get free on-site professional assistance filling out the federal form, talk to financial aid professionals about financial aid resources and how to apply and get information regarding statewide student services, admission requirements and more.

Students attending should bring their personal information needed to fill out the form such as their FAFSA PIN or Personal Identification Number as well as their driver's license, parental income and tax information and social security numbers. A complete list of items needed, along with additional details on the event and how to win an iPod Nano, $100 Target gift card, Dell lap top computer, scholarships or other gift cards is online at micollegegoal.org.

College Goal Sunday began in 2004 with the assistance of the Lumina Foundation for Education. Since its inception, more than 4,500 Michigan students have received free assistance in completing their federal financial aid forms.

For more information, call Carol Mountjoy at (269) 387-6019.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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