College Goal Sunday provides free financial aid information at WKCTC | News
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - Area high school seniors are invited to attend the 2013 College Goal Sunday at West Kentucky Community and Technical College on January 13 in Crounse Hall.
College Goal Sunday, sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, provides free help to families applying for college financial aid. Financial aid professionals from Kentucky will help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, which is the form students must submit to receive federal and state student aid.
The program begins promptly at 2 p.m. and will end at approximately 4 p.m.
According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, participation in state aid programs has more than quadrupled since the 1990s. In the 2011-2012, KHEAA disbursed $197.6 million in higher education grants and scholarships to nearly 96,800 students. Students who file the FAFSA before early February have the best chance of receiving these funds.
Students are encouraged to attend CollegeGoal Sunday with a parent or guardian. They should bring their and their parent’s completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax return and any other 2011 income and benefits information. If families have not completed their taxes, they are should bring their 2011 IRS 1040 tax forms and last paycheck stubs from 2012. This information will allow financial aid professionals to show families how to use estimated information to submit the FAFSA and how to go back and update their information once taxes are completed.
Attendees can enter a drawing for a scholarship during College Goal Sunday. The scholarship can be used at any Kentucky institution.
For more information about College Goal Sunday, call toll-free, 1-888-4-KASFAA (1-888-452-7322).
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