A free workshop to assist prospective college students applying for financial aid is being held this Sunday. It will be the seventh annual College Goal Sunday which traditionally falls around the NFL Superbowl.
The program is coordinated by the Coalition of Alaskans Supporting Higher Education known by the acronym CASHE. CASHE is organizing 22 workshops around the state for students and their parents or guardians looking for help filling out the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid known as FAFSA.
CASHE’s coordinator Christina Campbell says FAFSA requires information on household income from 2010. So it’s helpful if students bring W-2s or December’s paystubs with year-to-date earnings from every working member of their household.
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Even if household earnings numbers aren’t available, Campbell says it’s critical that students apply before student aid dries up for the year.
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The program is intended to help all students with an emphasis on those from a low-income background. The paperwork can be daunting for many but shouldn’t be a barrier to applying for financial aid.
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The workshop is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, January 30 in the Benny Benson Building at Kodiak College. More information is available by calling 486-4161.