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College Goal Sunday - January 13, 2013
Madisonville Community College (MCC) announces College Goal Sunday is scheduled for January 13, 2013, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Byrnes Auditorium of the Hatley Building located on MCC’s Health Sciences Campus at 750 North Laffoon Street in Madisonville. College Goal Sunday is a statewide initiative to assist Kentucky students with completion of the financial aid filing process. All attendees will be eligible to enter into a drawing for a chance to win a scholarship that can be used at any Kentucky school.
MCC financial aid staff will be available to help students and families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), a requirement to receive federal and state student aid. Students are encouraged to attend College Goal Sunday with a parent or guardian. They should bring their and their parents’ completed 2012 IRS 1040 tax returns and any other 2012 income and benefit information. If families have not completed their taxes, we encourage families to bring their 2011 IRS 1040 tax forms and last paycheck stubs from 2012 so that financial aid professionals will be able to show families how to use estimated information to submit the FAFSA and how to go back and update their information once taxes are completed. Everything else—pens, pencils and FAFSA worksheets—will be provided.
College Goal Sunday is sponsored by the Kentucky Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (KASFAA) and is funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education, the YMCA, and KnowHow2GoKY.org. “This is a premier event that provides Kentuckians with both informational and financial resources to reach their postsecondary educational goals,” said KASFAA President Chris Tolson. “With the assistance of the financial aid experts at College Goal Sunday students can submit the FAFSA in timely manner, enabling them to qualify for thousands of dollars in financial aid, including a variety of grants and loans.”
According to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA), participation in state aid programs has more than quadrupled since the 1990s. In the 2011‐2012 academic year, KHEAA disbursed $197.6 million in higher education grants and scholarships to nearly 96,800 students. Students who file the FAFSA before early February have the best chance of receiving these funds.
For more information about College Goal Sunday, visit www.kasfaa.com/cgs/locations.htm or call toll‐free, 1‐888‐4‐KASFAA (1‐888‐452‐7322).
Kentucky Community & Technical College System