Posted: Jan 13, 2011 3:35 PM by Greg Boyce
Students and parents will get help on financing a college education at workshops planned around the state on February 13.
It's all part of the fifth annual College Goal Sunday, a national program that helps families complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed for a student to receive any type of financial aid, including grants, work study, student loans and even many scholarships.
College Goal Sunday will be held in Pueblo at Pueblo Community College on Sunday, Feb. 13 from 2 - 4 p.m.
"Even in the best of times, paying for college can be a daunting challenge," said Dr. Cheryl Lovell, Chief Academic Officer for the Colorado Department of Higher Education. "In these tough economic times, it can be even more difficult for families and students. But financial aid is available and College Goal Sunday can help families access it. The event is also a confirmation that college access matters and anything we can do to support Coloradoans in taking advantage of postsecondary opportunities is a plus for the entire state. We hope College Goal Sunday will motivate Coloradans to pursue further education."