College Goal SundaySM provides free help to Kentucky students filing for financial
To increase chances of receiving aid, students must file the FAFSA before March
College Goal Sunday, a statewide charitable program providing free information
and assistance to
families applying for college financial aid, will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday,
January 28, at 20 sites in
19 Kentucky communities. At College Goal Sunday, financial aid professionals
from Kentucky colleges
and universities will help students and families complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA). The FAFSA is the financial aid form required to receive federal aid
by most colleges,
universities and technical schools nationwide. A $500 scholarship will also be
given away at each College
Goal Sunday location.
College Goal Sunday is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
(KASFAA). It is funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, The Student Loan People and the
Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).
“College Goal Sunday provides an opportunity for students and parents to get FREE help in filling out the
FAFSA. This federal application can help students qualify for thousands of
dollars for college or technical
school and is the ticket to a college education. Let the financial experts
at College Goal Sunday help open the door of opportunity for Kentucky students,” said KASFAA President
Almost every college, university and technical school requires students to
fill out the FAFSA as part of
the eligibility requirement. More importantly, the FAFSA enables students to
receive a variety of grants
and loans that would otherwise be out of reach.
In Kentucky, seven grant and scholarship programs help some 57,000 students every year. Students who
file the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 have the best chance of receiving these funds.
What to bring to College Goal Sunday
Students are encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday with their parent or guardian. They should bring
their and their parents’ completed 2006 IRS 1040 tax return and any other 2006 income and benefits
information. If families haven't completed their taxes, financial aid professionals will be able to help fill
out the rest of the FAFSA and give instructions for the financial portion. Everything else—pens, pencils
and FAFSAs—will be provided.
Financial aid demand continues to rise
According to KHEAA, participation in state aid programs more than quadrupled since the 1990s. In the
2005-2006 academic year, KHEAA awarded about $177 million in higher education grants and
scholarships to more than 119,800 students.
For more information about College Goal Sunday, call toll-free, 1-888-4-KASFAA (1-888-452-7322).
Editor’s note: Interviews with College Goal Sunday spokespersons are available upon request.
A list of College Goal Sunday locations is attached.
The College Goal SundaySM program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid
Association with funding from Lilly Endowment, Inc., and with supplemental
Lumina Foundation for Education.
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