RIO GRANDE — Anyone interested in securing federal or state funding for their college education should attend College Goal Sunday at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10 on the campus of the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.
The free event to be held in Bob Evans Farms Hall will provide students and parents with assistance with completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as resources to answer all financial aid questions. The FAFSA is required to receive federal financial aid, including the Pell Grant and student loans, as well as need-based state grants.
“Even in these tough economic times, there is a lot of money out there in various forms to assist families with paying for college,” said Rio Grande Director of Financial Aid Zana Smith. “In order to access any of it, however, prospective students need to have their FAFSA properly submitted on time. College Goal Sunday is a tremendous resource in making sure you’re best positioned to receive financial assistance.”
College Goal Sunday is hosted by the Rio Grande Financial Aid office in partnership with the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents.
With record numbers expected in attendance, families are encourage to register in advance at www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org or by calling 1-800-233-6734. Walk-ins are welcome.