Lamar Community College will serve as a host site for College Goal Sunday on February 21, 2016. College Goal Sunday is a statewide initiative to assist potential students in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is a federal requirement for all students who plan to receive grants, scholarships, student loans or work-study funds to assist in paying for college. Through College Goal Sunday, students are able to receive necessary help in filling out the FAFSA - free of charge.
College Goal Sunday volunteers will be available to help potential students and their parents on February 21. There will be two sessions this year: the morning session will take place at 10:00am-12:00pm in the Cafeteria in Todd-Burch Hall, followed by the afternoon session from 1:00-3:00pm in Betz 231 (in the Betz Technology Center).
LCC Financial Aid Director, Teale Hemphill stated, "We are happy to host College Goal Sunday and offer current and potential college students assistance in completing the FAFSA form. By completing the FAFSA form early in the year, students will have top priority for consideration of grants and scholarships at their chosen institutions."
In addition to this service, the college will be offering one $1000 scholarship to a student who attends this event and then attends LCC in the Fall 2016 semester. The names of attendees who fill out their FAFSA at LCC on February 21st will be entered into a drawing and the winner will be selected at random.
Any and all current and upcoming college students in the area are invited and encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday at LCC, no matter where they plan to attend college. Student and parents should bring the following information with them to the event:
- FSA ID (can be obtained at fsaid.ed.gov)
- Social Security Numbers
- State Issued ID, such as a driver's license
- 2015 W-2 Forms and other records of money earned
- 2015 untaxed income records-Social Security, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, welfare, or veterans benefits records
- 2015 bank statements
- 2015 business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records
- Alien registration card (if not a U.S. citizen)
- Parents' income and bank records, SSNs, birthdates, marital status and date of that status.
Financial aid counselors can still help you get started even if you don't have all of the necessary paperwork.
For more information on College Goal Sunday, contact Student Services at 719.336.1590.