The University of Akron is serving as the Summit County host of College Goal Sunday on Feb. 12, beginning at 2 p.m. in Simmons Hall, 277 E Buchtel Ave., Akron. The college financial aid event is presented annually at sites around the state by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and is endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents.
College Goal Sunday is designed to provide assistance to students and parents in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The FAFSA is the application that is required to be completed to receive federal financial aid, including the Federal Pell Grant and student loans as well as need-based state grants. The FAFSA can be a key to overcoming financial barriers so a college education is possible. Studies show that students are 50 percent more likely to attend college when they complete the FAFSA.
The free event is open to current college students at any institution, as well as prospective students planning to attend a college in Ohio or out-of-state, and their parents. While walk-ins are welcome, registration is encouraged. To register for College Goal Sunday, visit www.ohiocollegegoalsunday.org, or call 1-800-233-6734.
The Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) is a nonprofit, professional organization for individuals actively engaged in the administration of financial aid within the state of Ohio for higher education. As an educational organization, OASFAA strives to offer resources to students, families and high school advisors to promote higher education and increase awareness of financial aid opportunities.