UC Clermont College hosts College Goal Sunday Feb. 10

UC Clermont College will host College Goal Sunday – a free program that helps students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid Sunday, Feb. 10.

This event will be held from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 in McDonough Hall. The FAFSA is required to apply for federal financial aid for college.

The free event, presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regent.

Partners in this event include UC Clermont Enrollment and Student Services, the UC Clermont TRIO programs, Clermont Educational Opportunities, high school guidance counselors and other community volunteers. Anyone who needs help in completing the FAFSA is welcome.

The FAFSA is the key to funding a college education and helping families to overcome financial barriers that otherwise prevent students from attending the institution they want to. Studies show that a student is 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. This is a state-wide event, for additional locations, please visit www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org/index.html

“We assist students regardless of their enrollment plans, whether they plan to join the UC family or attend another college or university. We assist between 50-100 students at this event each year,” said Jessica Max, UC Clermont’s Admissions, Financial Aid and Scholarships Coordinator.

For more information and registration, please visit www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org. To register for Ohio College Goal Sunday, just complete the online form and submit.

You will receive a confirmation of your registration. Please print the confirmation and bring it and your 2011 IRS 1040s, W-2 statements and any other documents showing annual family income or information regarding untaxed income such as: child support, unemployment, workers compensation, disability, social security, etc in order to submit your FAFSA online at College Goal Sunday.

You can also register by calling 1-800-233-6734.

High school seniors are strongly encouraged to come with their parents. Applying early for financial aid may offer students access to more financial aid. For more information or questions call (513) 732-5319.