College Goal Sunday: Free Help for Applying for Financial Aid
2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 12, Taylor Hall 201 & 205: Receive free help from financial aid professionals for filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed for a student to receive any type of financial aid, including grants, work study, student loans and many scholarships.
Feb 12, 2012
from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm
|Where||Taylor 201 & 205|
|Contact Name||Jerry Martinez|
|Contact Phone||(970) 943-3085|
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Families are encouraged to bring their 2011 federal tax records, to ensure they can work through the FAFSA during the time they have with financial aid experts.
More than $20,000 in scholarships will be given away during the day at College Goal Sunday’s 17 locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What documents will I need to bring with me to the College Goal Sunday program?
In order to complete the FAFSA at the College Goal Sunday Program, you and your parents will need your 2010 federal tax records. You will need to refer to the following:
- Social Security number (can be found on Social Security card)
- Driver's license (if any)
- 2011 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
- 2011 untaxed income records - Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
- Your 2011 bank statements
- 2011 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
- Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)
- If possible, please register for a Personal Identification Number or PIN at . This will allow you to electronically sign your FAFSA for faster processing.
Who should attend the College Goal Sunday program?
Anyone interested in attending higher education, who might need financial assistance in paying for college. Bring your parent(s) or legal guardian with you to the program.
Will I need to complete my 2011 tax return before completing the FAFSA?
If the student or his/her parent(s) are filing a 2011 income tax return, we recommend filling it out before completing the FAFSA. However, the income tax return does not need to be sent to the IRS before filling out the FAFSA.
Can my parents and I fill out the FAFSA over the Internet?
Yes, you can fill out the FAFSA online. It is recommended that you and your parents get PIN codes first so you can sign the FAFSA electronically and not have to print out, sign and send in a paper signature page. Here are the web addresses:
- FAFSA on the Web:
What is the FAFSA?
Students use this application to apply for federal student grants,
workstudy money, scholarships and loans to assist them in funding their
college education. They may also use this application to apply for most
state and some private financial aid.
When should I complete the FAFSA form?
You should apply as soon as possible after January 1, once your parents have completed their 2011 U.S. income tax return. However, if the college has a deadline earlier than when your parents will have their taxes done, go ahead and estimate and meet the college's deadline. You can always correct the information later.