Written by Dwight Bachman
Wiilimantic, CT - Eastern Connecticut State University will participate in "College Goal Sunday," an event taking place at 13 locations statewide, on Jan. 30. "College Goal Sunday" is an event for parents and college-bound high school seniors to learn about college entrance requirements and obtain assistance in filling out financial aid application forms. They will also get assistance in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (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.
The informational sessions at Eastern, which will address questions about state and federal financial aid, will be held in Webb Hall, Room 410 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
A team of experts will be available to answer any questions about sources of financial aid. Parents are encouraged to attend and must register with their children prior to the event. Participating students will be entered into a scholarship competition.
Sponsors include the Lumina Foundation for Education, the National Association of Student Financial Aid and Administrators, the Connecticut Association of Educational Opportunity Programs and the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators.
Visit the college day website for a complete list of participants, online registration, information about what documents to bring to the session, and volunteer opportunities. For more information about "College Goal Sunday" at Eastern, call (860) 465-5205. For additional information, call (888) 277-2270.