The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Breaking News

Local News

January 13, 2013

College Goal Sunday

Program offers student aid information

The fourth annual West Virginia College Goal Sunday event will be Feb. 10 at 20 sites around West Virginia.

College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to receive free confidential support in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).    

Graduating high school seniors, adults looking to start or return to college and current college students should complete a FAFSA. Parents may attend to learn more or to complete the FAFSA on behalf of their student.

The New River Community and Technical College, Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg is one of the sites hosting the event.

Coordinators for the New River site are Nora Overath, financial aid counselor, and Donna Polk, student program adviser, at the Greenbrier Valley Campus. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Greenbrier Hall, 101 Church St. Parking is available in the lot behind Greenbrier Hall.

Free tax preparation will be provided by VITA volunteers to assist students and families who wish to complete FAFSA that day. This service is available for these persons only, and certain restrictions apply. Volunteers will be available at the GVC Feb. 9 from 8 a.m. until noon as well as on Sunday beginning at noon.

Students who participate will be entered to win an Apple iPad. Individuals who plan to attend college, would like help with completion of the FAFSA, or would like answers regarding general financial aid questions are encouraged to attend.

 Interested students and parents are asked to bring their Social Security numbers and 2012 tax records. Those who have not yet completed their 2012 taxes can bring 2011 forms. For a complete list of what to bring, visit www.cfwv. com. All information shared is protected by privacy laws.

A complete list of other College Goal Sunday sites can also be found on the website. For further information about the Greenbrier Valley Campus event, contact Overath or Polk at 304-647-6560.

The College Goal Sunday program was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc. and supplemental support from the Lumina Foundation for Education.


Text Only
Local News
  • Jury trial set in Bob Graham case

    Robert E. “Bob” Graham, the former executive director of the Wyoming County Council on Aging and All-Care Home and Community Services Inc., will be back in U.S. District Court in Bluefield this October for a trial to recover consequential damages for aggravation and inconvenience from National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa., the insurance company that provided him coverage when he served as director of the two agencies.

    July 25, 2014

  • Calendar — Friday, July 25, 2014

    July 25, 2014

  • Kids drama camp dips into the acting bug

    Some kids growled and grumbled. Others complained about the stories they heard. A few wore pig noses. Grandpa nearly fell asleep.

    July 25, 2014

  • Sewage treatment plant project clears another hurdle

    Ronceverte’s planned construction of a new sewage treatment plant cleared another regulatory hurdle with the expiration Wednesday of a 20-day waiting period at the state Public Service Commission.

    July 25, 2014

  • Saints arrive 1 Saints march into ‘Almost Heaven, W.Va.’

    At 3:54 p.m. Wednesday afternoon the New Orleans Saints’ chartered flight touched the ground at the Greenbrier Valley Airport, and Greenbrier County officially became “Who Dat?” Country. INCLUDES TOUT VIDEO.

    July 24, 2014 3 Photos

  • Broadband panel eyes access to rural areas

    The West Virginia Broadband Deployment Council met far outside its typical Charleston venue Wednesday to hear issues about Internet speeds in some of the state’s most rural regions.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lewisburg official says fuel spill contained, drinking water safe

    Lewisburg’s public works director is confident that a Tuesday afternoon fuel spill 60 miles upriver from the city water system’s intake has been contained and the water is safe to drink.

    July 24, 2014

  • Lewisburg keeping eye on gas spill

    Mayor John Manchester said Tuesday night it was in the city’s best interest that officials proceed with caution to reports of a diesel spill farther up the Greenbrier River because “we wouldn’t want to run into an Elk River challenge here."

    July 24, 2014

  • NCCC team brings its skills to work in Hinton

    William Custus, 20, of Washington, and Sabree Koonce, 21, of Leavenworth, Kan., have spent the summer making West Virginia beautiful.

    July 24, 2014

  • Cyclist injured in accident

    A cyclist was injured on a trail near the Gauley River when she fell from her bike to avoid a tree branch.

    July 24, 2014