Free Expert Help in Completing Financial Aid Apps Available Feb. 20

Funding for college can be a major obstacle for many students and their families.  To help, USF will host College Goal Sunday, a free, one-day event designed to help Florida high school seniors and their families pay for college by providing free, expert, one-on-one assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.

 

The event, hosted by USF, will be held Sunday, Feb. 20 from 2 – 5 p.m. in Marshall Student Center, Room 2308, on the USF Tampa campus. The event is free and open to the public.

 

A completed FAFSA is required by the U.S. Department of Education and higher education institutions to determine student eligibility for federal student aid such as the Pell grant, work-study aid, and loans. The FAFSA can also determine student eligibility for state and private aid.

 

All students who attend and complete the FAFSA online at a College Goal Sunday Florida location will become eligible to receive a scholarship incentive of $250.

 

Students are encouraged to register online at www.collegegoalsundayflorida.org. The website also provides  information on participating locations, what students and parents need to bring to College Goal Sunday, and volunteer opportunities.

 

For more information, click here: http://usfweb2.usf.edu/finaid/other/college_goal_11.aspx

 

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