The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

January 24, 2013

College Goal Sunday slated for Feb. 10

The third annual West Virginia College Goal Sunday will be Feb. 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. at several sites around West Virginia.

College Goal Sunday is a chance for students and parents to have financial aid experts provide free help filling out the 2013-14 federal students’ aid application FAFSA.

Submitting a FAFSA is the first step for students who plan to pay for college with the help of grants, scholarships and/or students loans.

Financial aid counselors will also be on hand to answer general financial aid questions.

Those planning to attend should bring their Social Security numbers, 2012 federal tax return, W-2, other income records and a valid ID.

Each family who completes the Student/Family Survey during College Goal Sunday will be eligible to register for an iPad giveaway.

In addition to financial aid assistance, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) will be available to provide information and assistance regarding tax preparation.

To register or get more information about College Goal Sunday, including a complete list of what to bring, visit

The following is a list of College Goal Sunday locations in the area.

— Bluefield State College — W. Paul Coal School of Business/Manhood Hall, Bluefield

— Concord University — Rahall Technology Center Room 130, Athens

— Erma Byrd Higher education Center — library, Beaver

— New River Community and Technical College’s Greenbrier Campus — Greenbrier Hall, Lewisburg

— WVU Institute of Technology, Engineering Building — E. Lab, Montgomery

The event will be held 1 to 4 p.m. at each location.

College Goal Sunday in West Virginia is coordinated by the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, the West Virginia TRiO Association, and the West Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and funded by a grant from the Lumina Foundation.

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