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Area financial aid experts will gather from 1-4 p.m. Feb. 21 at two campuses of West Virginia Northern Community College for this year’s version of the popular College Goal Sunday.
College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to get free help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid commonly called the FAFSA. The Wheeling and New Martinsville campuses of WVNCC will participate, along with 23 other locations throughout the state of West Virginia.
Financial aid professionals from WVNCC, Wheeling Jesuit University and Bethany College will offer one-on-one, confidential support to anyone planning to attend college —regardless of age or income.
Completing the FAFSA is one of the most important steps in preparing for college. Any student planning to enroll or re-enroll in college next year should complete this important form. That includes adult learners and returning college students.
College Goal Sunday is staffed by financial aid experts who will not share families’ information. Students who participate will submit the FAFSA onsite through the federal government’s online form, which is completely secure.
Students and families participating should bring their FSA ID, social security number and 2015 tax records. Those who have not yet completed their 2015 taxes can bring their 2014 forms. For a complete list of what to bring and for more information, visit www.cfwv.com.
Janet Fike, vice president of student services at West Virginia Northern, said College Goal Sunday “is open to any family of a high school senior, current college student of any college, adult college student of any college, adult student considering college and their families regardless of where they want to go to college and for any college type, including a two-year college, four-year college, public or private, proprietary or trade school.”
Fike added, “More than 150 persons attended this event at Northern last year, and with the New Martinsville campus as another location added, we expect many more to participate this year.”