On Jan. 26, Eastern served as one of 14 sites in the state to host College Goal Sunday. Students and their parents received one-on-one expert advice in learning about financial aid and planning for college. The event took place in Room 410 of Webb Hall. Students and their families were able to talk with financial aid counselors and college staff in person 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 to receiving assistance with their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), participants received general information about state and federal financial aid programs. Participants got assistance in completing the FAFSA online. Most grants and scholarships require a completed FAFSA form, which does not obligate applicants to attend college, but is required for most sources of financial aid.
College Goal Sunday is funded and sponsored by the Lumina Foundation for Education, the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators (CAPFAA), and the Connecticut Association for Educational Opportunity Programs (CAEOP).