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Free GSC FAFSA Assistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2014

For more information:
Bob Henry Baber
Public Relations Department
Glenville State College
(304) 462- 6390
Bob.Baber@glenville.edu

College Goal Sunday GLENVILLE, WV— The deadline for college students and college bound high school students to apply for state and federal financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year is quickly approaching. All students seeking financial aid must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  FAFSAs must be submitted by March 1, 2014 for the best consideration to receive state and federal financial aid.

The Glenville State College Financial Aid Office employees are again hosting College Goal Sunday, on February 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Robert F. Kidd Library. College Goal Sunday is an opportunity for students and families to receive free, confidential support in completing the FAFSA. The GSC College Goal Sunday will be one of twenty-five workshops held at locations across the state.

Anyone who is interested in attending college in the fall of 2014 should consider attending College Goal Sunday. Graduating high school seniors, adults looking to start or return to college, and current college students should complete FAFSA’s. Parents may attend to learn more or to complete the form on behalf of their student.

“Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, commonly called the FAFSA, is a critically important first step in applying for federal and state financial aid. This one document holds the key to determining eligibility for most programs,” said GSC Financial Aid Counselor Mary Jones.

Glenville State College Financial Aid Office personnel and other volunteers will be on hand to assist students and parents with any questions or concerns about submitting a FAFSA, the FAFSA workshops, or financial aid funds that are available.

To complete the FAFSA, students will need social security numbers for themselves and their parents and family income for 2013. If 2013 income information is not available, a FAFSA can be submitted using estimated information that can be corrected when the actual income information becomes available.

Refreshments will be served and participants will be eligible for door prizes including a Kindle Fire grand prize. Additional information tables will also be available at the event including volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) with free tax help. Also, the GSC Admissions Office staff will be conducting campus tours at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. However, those who pre-register will save time that day and will receive e-mail updates regarding the event and other important financial aid deadlines and updates.

In addition to the College Goal Sunday workshop, the Glenville State College Financial Aid Office employees have scheduled free FAFSA workshops on Thursday, February 27th and Thursday, March 27th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day in the GSC Robert F. Kidd Library to assist students with electronic filing of their FAFSA’s.

To learn more or pre-register for the event, visit www.cfwv.com. and click on the College Goal Sunday box or visit financial.aid@glenville.edu.  For additional information, prospective students and parents can visit the GSC Financial Aid office on the first floor of Louis Bennett Hall or contact Jones at Mary.Jones@glenville.edu or (304) 462-4103.

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