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WVU Tech College Goal Sunday Workshop Offers Free FAFSA Help

On Sunday, February 21, WVU Tech financial aid experts will meet with high school and college students, their parents and anyone else who would like assistance completing the FAFSA on College Goal Sunday.

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The event runs from 1 – 4 p.m. on the first floor of WVU Tech’s Vining Library and is open to public.

“Anyone that needs assistance with the FAFSA or has general financial aid questions is welcome, including high school students, adults who are thinking about going back to school and returning college students. This is a free event designed to encourage completion of the FAFSA and get people up to speed on financial aid,” said Scott Robertson, director of WVU Tech’s Student Support Services program.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a required step for all students seeking financial aid, and College Goal Sunday is built to help attendees navigate the application, including sections that require financial and tax information.

The event is also a well-timed opportunity for students seeking scholarships. Many scholarship programs, including the state’s PROMISE scholarship, operate on a March 1 deadline.

Participants in College Goal Sunday at WVU Tech will be registered to win a Samsung tablet provided by WV TRiO and other door prizes donated by various departments within WVU Tech. Tech student volunteers will also host a kid’s zone during the event to entertain children while students and parents work with financial aid counselors to complete their FAFSA.

“We wanted to create an environment where everyone is welcome,” said Robertson. “A place where they can come regardless of where they plan to attend college. We don’t care where they’re going – we just want to make sure they have that assistance.”

Robertson said that information shared in the workshop is kept strictly confidential. In the event of a weather cancellation, Tech’s College Goal Sunday makeup day will be February 28.

For more information, including what to bring to College Goal Sunday, visit collegegoalsundaywv.org. For college planning tips and state scholarship requirements, visit the College Foundation of West Virginia (CFWV) website.

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