Feb 12, 2014 4:30 PM

"College Goal Sunday" to help students apply for financial aid

Louisiana's seventh annual "College Goal Sunday" will be held on February 16, 2014, from 2-4 p.m. at several locations around the state.

The purpose of "College Goal Sunday" is to provide students and their families with free professional assistance in completing the primary student financial aid form, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Completing the FAFSA is the first step to take in order to receive most forms of federal student aid including Pell grants, low-interest federal student loans and to participate in the federal Work Study program. In addition, several state student financial aid programs, including
the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS) scholarship program and the Louisiana Go Grant need-based aid program, require completion of the FAFSA in order
to qualify and access funds.

Louisiana College Goal Sunday participants can also submit their names for a drawing that will award one $500.00 scholarship per event location.

Doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and the event will begin promptly at 2:00 p.m. The scholarship drawing will be held during the opening general session from among attendees present at the time.

Anyone, from a soon-to-be high school graduate to a returning adult student, who is planning to attend any post secondary institution that participates in the Federal Title IV Aid programs during the 2014-2015 academic year can benefit from attendance.

Representatives will be on hand at the following locations:

Louisiana State University-Alexandria
Brumfield Caffey Ballroom
First Floor Student Center
Alexandria, LA 71302

Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge Community College
Bienvenue Student Center Cafeteria
Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Southern University
P.B.S. Pinchback Engineering Building
High Tech Room #123
Robert E. Smith Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70813

Bossier City
Bossier Parish Community College
Building D, Room 215
Bossier City, LA 71111

Southeastern Louisiana University
Fayard Hall - Main Lobby
Hammond, LA 70402

Fletcher Technical Community College
Main Campus (1407 Hwy. 311)
Room 104
Houma, LA 70395

University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Moody Hall, Room 103
Lafayette, LA 70504

Lake Charles
SOWELA Technical Community Co



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