College Financial Aid Assistance Available Sunday

by Rick Howlett on January 30, 2010

From WFPL’s Haley Hart

The annual College Goal Sunday event will be held January 31 to help college-bound students in 2010 fill out the necessary forms to receive financial aid. The sessions will take place in Louisville, Elizabethtown, and Campbellsville starting at 2pm.

Kim Dolan, an outreach counselor for Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, says that filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA form, is the first step in making college more affordable.

“It is really an essential application for students to get their hands on the majority of funds that are going to help them pay for school…including grants, work study funds, student loans, even institutions—we use it for some institution funds.”

Financial aid professionals will be available to guide students through the FAFSA form line-by-line, and some sites will offer Spanish interpreters. More information is at wfpl.org, search on “college.”

All College Goal Sunday 2010 events are at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 31

Louisville:

-Jefferson Community & Technical College Downtown Campus, VTI Building, 110 West Chestnut Street
-Southwest Campus, Administration Building Auditorium 1000 Community College Drive
-Male High School, Gheens Center, 4409 Preston Highway

Elizabethtown:

-Elizabethtown Community & Technical College Room 303, Occupational Technical Building, 600 College Street Road

Campbellsville:

Campbellsville University Hawkins Athletic Complex: 1 University Drive

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