Huntington, W.Va. - The Third Annual West Virginia College Goal Sunday will be held on February 12, 2012, from 1 to 4 p.m. Locally, residents can attend the event at Mountwest Community & Technical College on 18th Street and Third Avenue. Workshops are offered at 19 locations across the state. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get FREE help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Local financial aid professionals will offer one-on-one, confidential support to anyone planning to attend college.
Individuals attending a College Goal Sunday event will enjoy food, prizes, and for those who complete a FAFSA, the opportunity to have their name entered to win an i-Pad 2. In addition to free financial aid assistance, free income tax preparation will be offered onsite by VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance).
Anyone who plans to attend a two-year or four-year college in the next 12 months can attend a College Goal Sunday workshop. The workshops are open to everyone, regardless of age or income. High school seniors, current college students, and adults who want to go to college can attend.
College Goal Sunday is staffed by professionals and is coordinated by the College Foundation of West Virginia, the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the YMCA, GEAR UP and TRiO.
Visit www.cfwv.com for more information about College Goal Sunday. Students who register prior to the day of the event will experience less wait time. However, preregistration is not necessary.