Eastern was one of 12 locations around the state participating in the annual event. Students and their families talked with financial aid counselors and college staff to become familiar with college entrance requirements, learn about planning for college, and obtain on-site assistance in filling out financial aid applications. In addition, valuable information was shared about the benefits of attending college, student support services, areas of study and degree programs.
College Goal Sunday is funded and sponsored by Lumina Foundation for Education, the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), the Connecticut Association of Educational Opportunity Programs (CAEOP), and the YMCAs of Connecticut.
"We had another great turnout this year," said Neville Brown, assistant director of financial aid and coordinator of the event. "It is always rewarding to be able to sit with students and their parents and answer their questions face-to-face and alleviate their concerns. As we have in the past, we had a small army of Eastern faculty, staff and students serving as volunteers for the afternoon. I thank all of them for making this year's College Goal Sunday a big success."